Earlier this year, Microsoft commissioned a study which asked hiring managers how much they used the internet to check out prospective candidates. Here’s a couple of interesting results:
- 57% used professional and business networking sites (such as LinkedIn).
- 98% used SOME internet resources to check out candidates.
This tells you that you need to have a positive presence on the internet, because your next boss is most likely going to check you out – perhaps even before ever setting up an interview.