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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Is an online identity important when searching for technical jobs? 1

quintessentialk writes: I'm looking for a new engineering job. I'm in my early 30s, and have a degree and some experience. I don't have an online presence. Does it matter? Is a record of tweets, blog posts, articles, etc. expected for prospective employees these days? What if one is completely un-googleable (i.e., nothing comes up, good or bad)?

Though I haven't been 'trying' to hide, I only rarely use my full name online and don't even have a consistent pseudonym. I don't have a website, and haven't blogged or tweeted. I'm currently in a field which does not publish. Should I start now, or is an first-time tweeter/blogger in 2013 worse than someone with no presence at all?
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  • I think the Dice astroturfing here is getting more sophisticated. Anyone else think this submission comes from Dice marketing? Can't quite put my finger on it, but I get vibe that this is intended to provide grist for the Dice mill - maybe content for other parts of Dice to use in marketing copy later on?

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