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Beware Anonymous Reviews--of YOU

Q.  I hear there's a new Web site that lets users post anonymous reviews of co-workers, bosses, subordinates, etc. Does that mean people will be able to slam me when I'm going for interviews? I thought my previous bosses couldn't do that anymore.

Ans. Unfortunately, the new site called Unvarnished.com does exactly that. While Facebook and LinkedIn can help you network and background yourself, this can present problems for everyone. There's potential for defamation suits if the information can be traced and proves to be untrue, and it just may give mean-spirited people the opportunity  to unfairly write negatively about prospective hires, or other business associates. We'll be hearing more about this. Stay tuned.

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