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Pants On? Then Post it!

This is one of the topics that I keep coming back to over and over again. It’s about how young kids ruin their careers by posting something stupid online. These days employers routinely make quick Google searches by the job applicant’s name and in many cases quietly throw their resumes in the shredder. They won’t write them back explaining why they did it, and they don’t have to after seeing your drunk smily face with your pants down.

Since the young generation has difficulties reading anything longer than 140 characters, the number of ways to pass the message across is limited. Using infographic might work with your teenager of the undergrad student. I’d like to bring your attention to the nice infographic titled “Should I post this?” If you don’t like reading, just go straight to the picture.

Enlarge this diagram and post it on your teen’s wall.

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Yakov Fain is a co-founder of two software companies: Farata Systems and SuranceBay. He authored several technical books and lots of articles on software development. Yakov is Java Champion ( He leads leads Princeton Java Users Group. Two of Yakov's books will go in print this year: "Enterprise Web Development" (O'Reilly) and "Java For Kids" (No Starch Press).