Last week, a buddy of mine who’s working with a headhunter sent an email to all of this friends with a special request:
“He [the headhunter] asked me to request that ALL of my friends delete all questionable photos in albums or on facebook. This includes sites like flickr, snapfish etc. because those actually have less privacy than facebook. There is also a new study with some crazy statistics about the percentage of candidates that have been rejected based on online photos/profiles.”
There’s no doubt that personal branding is a huge topic. Brands like Wisk caught on with their promo last November to “wash away” those unwanted photos. But it’s interesting that headhunters, today, are having to act more like Publicists -- ensuring the integrity of one’s online reputation.