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Is your online profile an embarrassment?

A new web survey by yasni.com  (which describes itself as a source for searching for people and "reputation management") says that many people say don't want people they look up to - or report to -  seeing their online profiles.

Embarrassed_chimpanzee copy The company says it surveyed thousands with this result: 53 percent said they would feel "embarrassed" if their boss, teacher or parent viewed the contents of what they've posted on their social profiles.

According to Yasni's PR folks, they surveyed about 2,000 people online to get these results. What I thought was even more significant is another survey the site did of 950 HR and business managers.

Almost a third of them said they used social networking sites to gather background information on possible recruits. And a quarter of them said they actually turned down job candidates based on what they found.

Need more convincing about keeping up your image online?


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