My brother mentioned yesterday that his firm's HR department found his profile on Monster.com, because he forgot to anonymize it. They said, though, that because of his credentials (he has a very uncommon degree, the Master's in Financial Engineering from Berkeley) they would have found his profile sooner or later. The company is dangling all sorts of carrots at him to try to get him to stay, but I think this also means that he will be treated more harshly in the event of a screw-up than he would have otherwise. But yeah, the HR department at his company writes scripts to look for its employees on job boards by doing searches on combinations of credentials that are clearly unique to that individual. Is this genuinely creepy, or am I just paranoid because of insufficient sleep?