Online Nicknames Google better than Real?

From slashdot-

An anonymous reader writes:

“I was recently laid off, and during several of the interviews looking for a new job as a mid level IT manager, I was asked “So, I can just Google your name and find some of your work?” The answer is “yes”, but searching for my name doesn’t really bring up many results compared to searching for my online nickname which I have been using for about a decade. I am very tempted just to put that nickname on my resume. Is the professional, albeit technical, world ready for this step? Where should I put it? At the top or somewhere in the body?”

And the other problem- how hard will it be to get a job when your nickname is something ridiculous. Boy I wish I would have thought of that in 95 😉

2 thoughts on “Online Nicknames Google better than Real?

  1. When I Google my name (Siddharth Misra), the 1st(LinkedIn), 2nd(Naymz) and 5th( links on the first page point to me.
    When I Google my usual nick (“siduced”), all of the first 39 links point to me. And it doesn’t stop there.

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