How Many Of You....

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Hiltzy, Mar 4, 2009.

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I use an ID that If Googled, could be linked back to me

  1. I do

    21.9%
  2. I don't

    78.1%
  1. Hiltzy

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    [are using a userid that if googled by a potential employer would come back to you? Check out my Pole.

    Edit....the presumption is that you would not be stupid enough to give a prospective employer your userid without being forced to.]
     
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  2. User1628

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    definitely.
     
  3. dpwu32

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    Yep. However, my username would never be on anything I was giving to my employer/potential employer :shrug:
     
  4. becca

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    I don't think so.
    There are a lot of Becca's out there.
     
  5. Ty

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    I highly doubt by googling Ty, you'd come up with me, but if so, I don't really care. If I am not going to get hired because I speak my mind, it's not a place I want to work anyways. I am on here as I am in person, so they'd be seeing the same thing eventually anyway.
     
  6. Pinkette

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    Mine is my first name. I changed my user id before because it had my last name in it and I didn't like that RC came up when I googled my name.
     
  7. User1628

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    rc comes up when I google my name
     
  8. nb132

    Drunk Batman hates you

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    i'm just here to check out the pole:kekeke:
     
  9. Leroy

    @danackles29

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    Leroy is my middle name :eek7:

    but the 29 throws it all off.
     
  10. Boots

    www.reality-check.ca

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    Google your full name in quotes. Do the same for your email address. Some of you would be surprised.
     
  11. CyberCX

    GIGGITY, GIGGITY, GIGGITY

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    Why would a potential employer be Googling random user ID's? How would a potential employer know my user ID or what websites I frequent? It's not like I have CyberCX anywhere on my resume or list www.reality-check.ca under "Other Interests/Hobbies".
     
  12. Hiltzy

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    Both come up with absolutely nothing related to me in particular at all
     
  13. HairyAss

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    Anyone with any amount of internet research skills can pull up a lot on a person with relatively few clues.

    I always do online research on people I'm thinking of hiring before pulling the trigger.

    And that includes Boots!
     
  14. SheOfManyChildren

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    I don't....but if you used my full name (Tanya Shields) I have the whole first page of google hits.
     
  15. thunder

    my av is me

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    <--- not a very remarkable name

    the old name - swaterinater - was far too unique... I had to go with something less traceable :ohnoes:
    Even my full real name is hard to google because its SUPER COMMON
     
  16. Beckins

    No.

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    Same here.
     
  17. hank

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    There is another guy I know with the same name as me, who is the same age and also from Cape Breton. He plays pro hockey so he wins in the google your name category of life. :kekeke:
     
  18. thunder

    my av is me

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    No results found for my email
    34,900 found for my name
    Full name + location = only one comes up and its academically oriented

    :shrug:

    Find some dirt on me!
     
  19. Boots

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    Unzip your pants and look down















    *zing*

    :kekeke:
     
  20. thunder

    my av is me

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    I am my own employer.
     
  22. Jester

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    Unfortunately yes, I used to be very active in the Win32 alternate desktop shell scene ie LiteStep, BB4win and various application customization that a google search of my username will bring you a plethora of crap that I've done in the past.
     
  23. Pinkette

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    I google my name and email on a regular basis. As profiles/accounts crop up that never showed in google before, I log into that particular site and delete my account.

    Unfortunetly someone wrote out my entire name in a post on here a long time ago so google brings up RC :(
     
  24. thunder

    my av is me

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    Using someone's full name should be a banable offense :eek3:
     
  25. markw

    ....

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    If you look up my name there is actually a ryanduggan.ca site that isn't me, so I should be ok.
     
  27. Pinkette

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    At that time it was my user id so it doesn't count.
    I might PM that person with a link to their post and ask if they can edit it.
     
  28. unidentifiable

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    I get like 4 other sites im on, so yeah.

    edit / i forgot, my username is chelsey, not mullosity. hahahahah opps.
     
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  29. C. Mike Hunt

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    <- as if that's going on a résumé.
     
  30. Big Al

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    Fourtunately for me, I share the name of an actor, so I'm relatively well hidden.
     
  31. boing

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    Same here but a Canadian musician and songwriter. :kekeke:
     
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    If you search my full name you'll find me, but if any potential employers want to google my name, they can go for it :shrug: It's not like I have an internet police record or anything :lol:
     
  34. -D-R-E-A->

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    When I google my name first & last name the thread from RC Christmas bash '06 comes up :kekeke:
     
  35. Canuck

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    What's your full name?
     

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