In my professional life I am interviewing candidates for web copywriters and web site managing editors.Â Tonight, while checking my various stats, I notice that one of the candidates I am interviewing on Thursday Google surfed me.
Always interesting when that happens.
Part of me expects and appreciates it. I am a new media professional, content strategist, web writer. I expect people I hire to do the same things I would do. That is, to check out the online presence of someone they are interviewing with to prepare for the interview.
But what happens when that Google surfing shows you not the persons professional media experience but rather than over exposure in the adoption area and their related strong position. What does one think when you have been granted access to the deepest secrets of a person via their public blog? Does it influence you in the interview? Do you ask the interviewer (me) about that? What if that person is someone effected by adoption?
Should be an interesting interview on Thursday.