Between Facebook and LinkedIn I already know that I am not invisible on the internet. People can willingly find out most things about me through either of those sites. I have my privacy settings jacked-up on Facebook so that really only my friends can see my full profile, but on LinkedIn I know almost anyone can see what I have posted. One reason I know this is because I get at least one phone call per week from a recruiter who has seen my profile on LinkedIn and wants to see if I would be interested in a particular position they have available. The best part is that they call me on my desk phone which I don't even have listed on LinkedIn, but they are able to see which company I work for and then look me up in the company directory.
In the internet age it is almost impossible to maintain a low profile on the web. Luckily for me that my name is common enough where a simple Google search doesn't turn up too much. Thanks Mom and Dad for not being too unique in coming up with a name!
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