As a student and job seeker, you must know what is easily available to everyone.
You may be surprised to know that your age, address, former names, former employers, county records, arrest record, marriages, divorces, phone numbers, aliases, online activityand much moreare free to anyone. Not only that, some of the information is incorrect, and yours could be lumped together with a person that has the same name.
It Can Hurt
Basically, all of that information online is an invasion of your personal privacy, which can hurt your chances of being hired, accepted into a college, or into internships or volunteer opportunities.