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Doing Background Checks on Yourself and Others

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.