I Google them.
If you talk to many employers, they say the same thing.
So my advice to anyone who's looking for a job.. Be Googleable!
Now the question is... how do I become Googleable?
Well, number one. Create an online presence. There are many ways to do that.
1. You could join twitter using your name as your id...
3. comment on blogs
4. create a diigo account (again, using your name as your id)
Each of these will create a presence for you. There are other ways, like have the newspaper do an article on you etc...
So, are there other ways to be Googled????