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By twitterfailsme - / Monday 4 November 2013 12:08 / Israel
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Any employer that's dumb enough to think there's only one person in the world with your name is an employer you don't want to work for anyway.

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Changing her name does nothing if they google her name. She's going to have to explain it to them and or put her actual twitter on her resume.

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I would shy away from posting my twitter and Facebook information on a resume. Personally, I believe it looks unprofessional.

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Firstly, good job googling yourself and finding the issue before you went to the interview. You weren't cought by surprise. Flat out tell them. Make. Sure you're the one to bring it up. If they do, all is lost. Everything after that point is an excuse.

Any employer that's dumb enough to think there's only one person in the world with your name is an employer you don't want to work for anyway.

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I'm the only person who shows up if I Google myself. My Facebook doesn't show up ( I use another name there, and employers don't need to see it! ), and my Twitter doesn't either ( not that I tweet anyway ). There's just a bunch of those stupid profile places that somehow get your city of residence and age, and then they want you to pay a bunch of money to get rid of it from their site. Some of those don't even have the right age, but whatever. I'm fairly certain that I'm the -only- person in the

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I've googled myself before and it pretty much just had my G+ and Facebook and whatever else I use. My last name is a little weird and when I look up my last name it only has my relatives. We may be the only ones with the last name.

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Well, you could threaten to tell people she is secretly a good person, pays taxes, and keeps away from drugs. That would do damage to her rep.

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Considering that most potential employers look a bit further than a name, I'd think you are fine. Otherwise, it would suck for all the John Smiths out there.

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I'm really wondering why John Smith is still a common name.. you'd think the cliche of it would stop parents doing that to their children by now..

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If OP keeps tweeting about "boring work" wouldn't potential employers see that as a negative, that it's tedious and OP is only feigning interest? Isn't that counterproductive to what OP actually wants to achieve?

Ah the worst kind of identity theft. Well, not really but still sorta unfortunate. Maybe incorporate your middle name into your social network and resume.

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# 8 actually brought up a good point and possible solution to OP's problem. # 98, are you on something? Go away.

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Yeah but you could always adopt a middle initial or officially add a middle initial if you'd like to. Several American presidents did that because they wanted their names to look more dignified/sound more pleasant ;)

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