Career Killer Google?

Talking with other students in higher semesters about blogging, there is one question that I get asked quite often: Don’t you think that blogging might endanger your job chances? Lately the German business magazine “Wirtschaftswoche” titles “Karrierekiller Google” (Career-killer Google) and talks about a few examples were a search on Google unveiled unwanted Details about persons, who then didn’t get certain jobs they applied for. Martin Röll discusses the article in his blog and criticizes that the “problem” with Google unveiling information is not approached dialectical. Many careers might be initiated just because of information Google unveiled! Jochen Mai, the author of the article also made a posting on the article in his blog.

My personal approach to this topic is very optimistic – searching for my name on Google will get you quite interesting information on me, but so far there is nothing I’d have problems to justify. Most of the links you will get will lead you to sources, which I can influence. So I think blogging keeps me in control of information that is available on the net (I doubt that someone will really "stalk on me" beyond those many many informations given there) – but if you discover a potential problem feel free to inform me.

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  1. Gruetzekraftwerk says:

    *Well, I am thinking about what would happen if our Kraftwerk's boss gets direct access to the net wirhour our friendly firewall (which blocks all access to and instead display a nice gruetze-fass) and finds our blog.
    That could mean some trouble for us.

  2. Jürgen Hösch says:

    *Thank God, you are IT-Experts <strong>g</strong>

  3. jo says:

    *and as a proof: I find this blog by googling myself.

  4. Jürgen Hösch says:

    *That's indeed very interesting to see :-)

  5. Markus says:

    *and with google earth we can see your house ;-)

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