Posted by Brian McCullough
Read the following cautionary tale from I’m Not Actually A Geek:
A lucky job applicant tweeted the following:
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.
This tweet caught the attention of Tim Levad, a channel partner advocate for Cisco. To which he responded:
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.
Might be a good idea to not immediately share your post-interview impressions on teh Twitter.
Unless of course, they’re extremely, extremely positive. Then it could be helpful… they don’t know that you know that they’re watching you. They think, “That guy was so jazzed to work for us, he twittered all his friends.”
Then again… maybe they wouldn’t like you sharing their private business practices or interview practices with the world.
Sigh… modern gadgetry… why must every useful new tool also have a minefield of potential pitfalls?