We all know that science is a small community. You have to be careful what you say since everyone knows everyone else – or at least knows someone who does. This can be good when you’re trying to network – it’s not hard to find someone who can put you in touch with the right person.
However, it works the other way as well. It’s very easy for potential employers to find out about you, and your past behaviours can come back to reward you, or to haunt you. And now the internet is taking that to the next level. Here’s a cautionary tale of how your online exploits can sabotague your job search, without you even knowing it.