i know you googled me, but i swear that isn't me throwing up gang signs or pitching for AAA baseball in Cincinnati.
November 27, 2012 6:57 PM Subscribe
i share a somewhat random name with a miscreant from the midwest. when i google my name, i get a mixed return of my stats and his; his being mostly juvenile youtube vids of him skateboarding and flipping off the camera. i KNOW employers in my field google search/research online profiles heavily. what to do?
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this kid is somewhere in the range of 18-22 and he has a pretty strong online presence, as most in his age range are apt to. i do as well, and 99.99% of my googleable images/online profiles are locked down and clean. don't talk to me about privacy settings, i'm already there. it's the fact that a google search of my name turns up this dbag with tag lines such as: "the mutha fuckin dirty bros!", or..."ps_im_awesome is in jail after landing in a scuffle with local police". i am SO worried that recruiters, etc. will see these tags and immediately discredit me. has anyone dealt with this issue specifically? i know i can't really write the kid a cease and desist letter because he's just living his 20 yr old life. ultimately wondering if there is a way to distance myself online or what to say to a potential recruiter during the job application process. do i bring it up first? do i let them ask me?