Don’t forget to Google prospective hires

One of my colleagues reminded me of that today.  The developer we’re interviewing tomorrow was the #1 result from Google when I searched on his name, thanks to his blog.  This works a lot better with uncommon names, of course.

My name (Scott Lawrence) is fairly common, so it’s only the #6 result on Google.  The result is probably that high because one of last month’s blog posts referred to Scott Hanselman.