It is steadily becoming more and more common for employers to Google a candidate’s name before inviting them for an interview. When you think about it, this is a very clever way of employers finding out who you really are, because after all, who really acts like themselves in an interview?
Therefore, if there’s one too many shameful photos or nasty wall comments that your internet persona has made, you should be aware that many employers might be viewing this and ultimately judging you based on their findings. Should they be doing this? Probably not, but this doesn’t mean that they won’t, and you’ll never know if this was the reason you didn’t score that interview or not. So it’s definitely a good idea to make sure you clean up your internet act if you’re serious about scoring that job.