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Do employers care about stack overflow reputation? [closed]

After reading this old post on stack overflow meta. It seemed to indicate that employers might care about your stack overflow reputation/activity in their hiring process for developers. Admittedly, ...
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How can I protect my own reputation while my name is attached to a bad company?

I'm on my way out of a long stretch working for a small company. While there, I designed most of their popular products. My name is on those products. Unfortunately, that company has earned ...
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How can a company recover after a Glassdoor debacle?

This is concerning one of my previous employers. Recently some junior dev left a bad review, people found out, and this triggered a wave of disgruntled posts detailing their ill experiences. These are ...
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How can I build reputation online as a programmer when my work is private? [duplicate]

I've been working as a programmer for around 12 years. I've worked for 4 different companies (including where I am now) all of which have a good reputation. I have a LinkedIn account but due to the ...
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Is it rude to leave work chat you are no longer belonging to?

In my company we still use Skype for internal purposes. One client can have many projects and each of them can have one or more chats (sometimes my list can easily contain dozens of them). Even if ...
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Coworker might have entered with fake resume [closed]

A coworker has no online resume or LinkedIn. I also don't see them on Facebook, which is okay. I suspect that this person might have faked his resume, because he says he has many years of experience, ...
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If I Google my name, the first result is someone else's (inappropriate) profile. Is there anything I can do?

Unless you include my middle name in the search, a few of the links that come up aren't my profiles, but profiles of people who have the same name. One of them is an Instagram that does not give off ...
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Are online surveys anonymous? [closed]

I have been asked to complete a online survey by my company. The email inviting me to do this reads (company named replaced): This email is a formal invitation for you to take part in a ...
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Which personal information should I publish on my website as a resume?

I am planning to develop my own website as part of a (public) resume. I am not sure about the information that I should share on this public space. I guess I'll include the same information which I ...
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Why do people use searchable online resumé and how to make the most of it? [closed]

I've read dozens of views and opinions about posting resumé online and have no doubts about that: it should be done. I mean not only and not particularly LinkedIn but rather some special service for ...
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What justification should you give when you are about to be fired for an offensive comment you made online? [closed]

My first question on the site, so I hope it fits the boundaries of The Workplace. I had recently read a horrific incident of the one Justine Sacco, whose professional & hence personal life turned ...
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What to do with Facebook when applying for jobs?

I've heard of employers searching applicants' Facebook profiles and was wondering if anything can be done about it? Facebook no longer has the option to make profiles unsearchable. I've tried setting ...
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Maintaining Online presence with uncommon name

I'm almost entirely sure, that out of 7 billion people, I'm the only person in the world with my name. As such, a quick google will pick up absolutely everything about me there is on the internet, ...
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My online work is posted under an alias, how do I present that on my resumé? [duplicate]

My last name is weird and unpronounceable in my country's language, and I'm undergoing a name change procedure, which can take many years. Now, legally I still have that old name, but all my online ...
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Is setting your Facebook profile public to search engines ever advantageous? [closed]

I was fiddling with my Facebook security and privacy settings when I stumbled to this option (which I wasn't aware was controllable!). Question : Assume a decent Facebook profile for a work setting. ...
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Online Presence with Wikipedia

I am currently a senior in college in the job hunting phase. I have a rather significant online presence with an upcoming website, LinkedIn profile, StackOverflow Careers profile, etc... I also have ...
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Should I add a Glassdoor review for a company so small they will know it is me?

During my job search, I found Glassdoor to be a very useful tool for getting to know about the companies I was searching for. I'd like to give back to that and submit my own reviews to help others. ...
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Team members spending too much time on Stack Overflow

Almost 8 months ago, I encouraged my team members to follow Stack Overflow so that they can read questions, help others, and build their skills. But now this has gotten out of hand. I have a team of 5 ...
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Should I be expressing my real thoughts on this website (“The Workplace”) or toeing the generic “company line” if i'm looking for work on careers? [duplicate]

So. I'm semi looking for work just now, and I've got a careers.stackexchange.com profile. How fancy! Anyway, I was just responding to someone's question here on "The Workplace" with my thoughts on ...
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How can I prevent my employer from finding my resume on job-hunting sites?

Resume-posting sites like Monster.com have options to hide contact information and the name of a current employer. Even if I hide that information, someone familiar with my experience from my company ...
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I have absolutely no online presence if you google my name. Will this harm my resume?

If you google my name (not my username, my actual name), nothing comes up that's related to me. The closest thing is a family relative's LinkedIn profile, which has no mention of me. This is no ...
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Online resume for a specialist in a two non-overlapping technology stacks [closed]

I am updating my online-resume and given my recent job search experience would like to get an advice. I specialize in two distinct (with respect to technology) areas, lets call them O and N. While ...
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Should I include the subdomain redirects to resume for online identities?

In my resume, I am including some of my online identities. As some online identities, such as stackexchnage sites, have a long URL I wanted to include the shortened URL by including sub-domain ...
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What are some good tools one can use for creating and maintaining an online CV? [closed]

I've recently started to look for some jobs online, and it appears that each time I want to apply for some position I have to either fill out some online profile at a specific website, or try to ...
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Do employers visit online resumes/websites for extended versions of resumes? [duplicate]

How realistically can I expect an employer to visit an online and extended version of my resume? I'm currently a Junior in college, studying Computer Science. Since I'll be graduating about this time ...
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How do I use the information from online reviews of companies?

I have been looking at anonymous online reviews of companies (such as on Glassdoor.com) when I see an open position for them. There have been a couple of cases where the job description might be a ...
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Listing LinkedIn profile as a full CV - looks lazy, or convenient for recruiters?

I am considering putting a line at the bottom of my one-page (US) resume like this: "References available upon request. For a full CV, please view my LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/...
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Should a negative online presence be weighed when considering potential employees?

Accounts on Stack Overflow, github, what have you will contribute positively to your online presence and may give you an edge over other candidates with equal experience that don't have them. However,...