So I’ve seen multiple reminders for people who are looking for jobs to clean up their web presence because when companies perform background checks, they often search for your name on the web.
I googled my name and it seems pretty clean. The only embarrassing things that came up were a few youtube videos, but nothing “bad” persay. Seems that Google has already cached my website, but other search engines have yet to do that. Anyways, typing in “hain-lee hsueh” returns pretty accurate results. I’m a little bothered that my facebook pops up before my website does, but oh well. Then there’s some websites where my name appears on like HKN, a UN petition I signed a LONG time ago for Taiwan’s membership (this was because of a chain e-mail I got), and others. One interesting one is this directory site that has my name and city (along with Ann’s as well), which is kind of creepy, but the funny thing is that it lists my age as 29. Haha.
Now for more interesting stuff. If you just type in “hain-lee” in Google, it actually asks if I meant “haein-lee” and shows the top 2 results for that, one of which includes a facebook profile. Well, turns out it’s a girl. At least she’s kind of cute, but in any case I hope employers don’t get confused by that.
So the next logical thing I do is to google “haein-lee” and whaddaya know another facebook profile pops up. I click through, and it’s yet another girl. I’m not really thrilled about the fact that people with similar names as me are all girls. But at least this girl is cute too. PLUS, she’s a fan of The Dark Knight and of Disney movies. I approve
Anyways, back to “hain-lee.” The first two hits are legit – MY facebook and my website. The third hit is another facebook and it is, of course, another girl and she’s not even asian! That was kind of surprising.
After all that, I was relieved to know that I am still the only Hain-Lee Hsueh in the world. I like my name, even though most people can’t pronounce it right the first time and it was the source of all hanes underwear jokes directed at me as a kid.