Great article on the reality of background checks, it’s worth checking out!

I have heard rumors that employers somehow snag your IP address from emails and can use that to track online activities. I have also heard that Goggle, for a small fee, will disclose any information they have on your online presence, however the sources of my information are vague. I don’t know what is true nor how I should protect my identity. I do blog anonymously–no name, different email address. It is a blog that would likely cause an employer some concern since it discusses health issues. My Facebook is innocuous and under my maiden name, which is not used for job applications.What capabilities do employers really have to investigate online activities of potential employees?

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