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Monster Tool Aggregates Your Social Posts For Job Recruiters
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ChrisMurphy
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7/7/2014 | 3:29:05 PM
Re: Other side?
It seems like a reasonably small universe of jobs for which your broad social posting is an important factor. If I'm hiring a developer, I'm probably more interested in their activity on one open source project community than on Twitter.  
Kristin Burnham
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7/7/2014 | 1:49:55 PM
Other side?
To take an opposite stance, would a tool like this --used by recruiters looking for candidates -- encourage you to ramp up your posts related to your industry rather than lock them down? Why or why not?
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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7/3/2014 | 12:13:09 PM
Re: How does Monster's crawler identify users?
Important to note that the article states you can opt out of being aggregated at all by this service.
Ariella
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7/3/2014 | 10:24:23 AM
Re: Public social posts
@Shane and don't forget the ubiquitous cat videos! We're not a cat family, though, so I don't share those, though I have shared a Grumpy cat once or twice.
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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7/3/2014 | 10:21:56 AM
Re: Public social posts
That's a good rule of thumb. I've learned to self-censor what I post, which really doesn't take that much effort. Most of the things people at a mature age post are rated PG-13 anyway. Kids, dogs, sunsets, concerts etc.
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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7/3/2014 | 10:14:28 AM
Re: So the lesson is...
It's up to people to lock down their Facebook profiles to keep out the snoopers, but surprisingly many people still keep their Facebook profiles open to the public as if it's some free-spirited self-expression platform. I think there's been a migration to Instagram as a place to express yourself more honestly. But I'm sure recruiters are tapping into Instagram too. The key thing is to set everything to private. If you aren't doing that, go do it. Right now.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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7/3/2014 | 9:22:25 AM
Re: Public social posts
@Laurianne even with view settings. I assume that anything I post may be read by anyone. I bear in mind the same thing someone told me about committing anything to writing -- even an email : "Don't put in anything that you wouldn't want on the front page of the New York Times."
Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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7/2/2014 | 7:20:21 PM
Re: So the lesson is...
Yep, pretty much. A lot of people think of the Internet as a platform for self-expression, and it can be-- but it's getting hard to escape the reality that it's also an endless job interview, where every post or tweet (or at the very least, every one made outside a confined network) has to be viewed almost as a potential audition for someone else's approval.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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7/2/2014 | 4:40:49 PM
Public social posts
I still can't believe how many people leave their FB posts wide open to the public. Just asking for trouble. What do you think of this aggregation technique, readers?
Thomas Claburn
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7/2/2014 | 3:32:52 PM
So the lesson is...
...don't post anything interesting to a public channel.


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