Dear Experts, I'm being stalked by an old co-worker! He was a real negative guy who had a terrible attitude at work. I left the company we both worked at about a year ago. I recently heard from friends that still work there he was fired for poor performance. Well, we have a job posting for a position similar to what he used to do at our firm. Suddenly, he is following me on Twitter and inviting me to connect with him on LinkedIn and Facebook - what do I do? I know he wants me to recommend him for the job - there's NO WAY I could do that. What should I do? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#233 Block on Twitter. Ignore elsewhere. If it escalates, call the police. (@beneubanks) Q#233 Ignore him and his connection requests. Make your Twitter feed private. If your employer asks your opinion, be honest. (@gradversity) Q#233 Ignore, delete requests to connect. If approached, be honest-Not comfortable recommending anybody. Period.(@dawnbugni) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
August 04, 2009