Unfortunately, when you’re in the first few years of your career, you’re pretty much the definition of replaceable. So when a potential new job opportunity comes up, you have to be incredibly careful when navigating the interview process so that your current supervisor doesn’t catch wind of what’s going on. After all, there are thousands upon thousands of new grads every August willing to accept slightly above minimum wage to take on your current role at a moment’s notice. Until you’ve become irreplaceable in the company, your boss should never know that you were looking for a new role until you have an offer letter in hand.
However, keeping new job interviews out from under your boss’s nose is about to become a whole lot harder thanks to a new startup. Company Joberate is out to be a tattletale to your employer and will notify them as soon as they believe you’re hunting for a new job. Great. Joberate works by compiling what they call a “J-Score,” which is determined by your social media activity. Cleaning up your profiles, increasing your LinkedIn activity, and clicking on articles relevant to interviewing all get added into the score, so your employer can sneakily check in on you and see just how likely you are to be job hunting.
If you’re just social media-savvy and spend plenty of time on your LinkedIn as is, well, you may be screwed. It might be wise to unfollow a few career-oriented Facebook pages, or at least stop giving them likes and thumbs-up, since your boss can now monitor your every move. Thankfully, Joberate can’t identify any action set to “private” on your social media accounts, so take a moment, if you haven’t already, and privatize all of your social media presences. The last thing you need in the 4Q16 is to trade in your year-end bonus for a severance package. Best of luck to you, and here’s hoping we all somehow manage to keep our jobs. .
[via Washington Post]
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