Google-Stalking Job Candidates: Tempting but Risky

M. Scott Brauer for The Chronicle

Brian Ogilvie, a historian at the U. of Massachusetts at Amherst, asked 
his colleagues not to Google candidates when he led a search there.
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With the academic-hiring season under way, some search-committee members will turn to the Internet to conduct a little due diligence on potential future colleagues. In short, they’re going to Google them.

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