Background checks on old yearbook photos

Judge Brett Kavanaugh (left) and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam
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By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you grew up before Twitter and think your high school antics can't be uncovered, think again. 

Those of us who grew up before Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms routinely breathe a sigh of relief knowing the world can't find evidence of the shenanigans of our misspent youth. 

Every few years, celebrity magazines dredge up stars' prom photos to show what they looked with bad '80s hair. But until recently, it hardly seemed like there was any way that the types of pictures we had to take to the Fotomat could come back to harm our careers, unless the press was interested enough to search out our backstories.  

Think again.  

In the post-Kavanaugh, post-Gov. Northam era, companies are doing background checks for executive positions — not just of criminal records, but also of old yearbooks to ensure there are no incriminating pictures, according to The Wall Street Journal. 

So be prepared — look at your old yearbook, and if you don't have it, you can track it down websites to see what's in there.

So unlike Northam, you're won't be caught off guard but instead ready with the full story and a sincere apology your behavior and your '80s hair.