Ever thought of doing a background check on yourself? I have, and it’s very revealing. I found a six year old video that a business acquaintance recorded with his cell phone while we were sitting in a restaurant. It wasn’t bad, just a recording of me doing a 30 second sales pitch, but I never expected it to be made public. He uploaded it to his YouTube account and forgot to mark it as private. Consequently, anyone doing a Google search on my name would have run across it on the first page. Not the end of the world, but it might have influenced how a future employer might have viewed me. I was a bit concerned, especially since I was applying for a new position at a local crane company. It was an easy fix. I phoned my old friend and had him mark it as private.