No matter how many stories are out there about how employers are looking at social networking sites to help make hiring (and firing) decisions, there is always one more. The story below comes courtesy of MSNBC.
Twitter gets you fired in 140 characters or less
Why waste valuable social networking hours getting yourself "Facebook fired," when Twitter allows you to humiliate yourself quickly, and in 140 characters or less?
A recent tweet by one would-be Cisco employee proves that when it comes to placing a permanent black mark on your resume via the Internet, Twitter is now the tool of choice. To illustrate, here’s the tweet the now Web-infamous "theconnor" shared with the world:
"Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.”
It wasn’t long before Tim Levad, a "channel partner advocate" for Cisco Alert, shared this open response:
"Who is the hiring manager. I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web."