With the economy as U_G_L_Y as it is right now, it's tough to open a newspaper, click on an industry read or watch the nightly news without being bombarded with stories about how to make the most of yourself during a job hunt. Or how not to lose a job once you have it: see The McChrystal Effect. Check out the Rolling Stone article for more information.
But stories are not simply aimed at the unemployed as of late. Now the employers are being drawn out and questioned about their questions of practice. And why not? We've all been on interviews and we all know what screams as inappropriate, intimidating and simply cruel behavior from the firm and confidant hands of a well-employed employee.
And thanks to social media - and the media - we can learn about these interesting stories and further, we can share, maybe even help each other out along the way...whether it's a lesson learned, a story shared or a network connection made.
Here is an example of a how someone was treated by Google when they were interviewing for a social media position. It's not abusive, it's simply disorganized.
Here is an example of what Forbes offers via Facebook when it comes to complaining about your boss or your boss to be. Feel free to contribute if you also have a sordid tale to share. But please beware of the potential McChrystal Effect as mentioned above.
There is even a renegade charge to show the world of the hiring what the hire-able has to offer. Visit inafj.org to see what people are saying already.
Whatever you do, be careful out there. Not just of who you are and who you talk to, but also of what you say and how you say it.