60 Minutes had an episode about an unemployment program that was seeing some success. The individuals interviewed were experienced worked in their profession but when they tried to get back in to the work force, they were met with several obstacles.
One of the obstacles was that agencies would put on the job postings that “applicant must be currently employed”. The other was making the “new” applicants better prepared for the job search.
The part the struck me was the follow statement.
They (unemployed) were introduced to how much has changed since the last time they got a job.
[Instructor: When they're considering hiring you for a job they're going to go to the Internet and see what comes up. If you have nothing that shows up, you're not relevant.]
I was curious about what they considered what “shows up”? I had some initial concerns about this as what would they find about me? It is quite interesting to see what is out there if you Goggle yourself. I saw my Facebook profile picture, and some information about my work since I am the contact for many of the online postings. I also thought about the requirement regarding WordPress. Are we relevant?