The bottom line is make sure the person you Google is a person employers want to hire.
Before posting on social media sites, ask yourself what might happen if your post or picture ended up on your permanent online record. While you can clean up your online presence to some degree, it’s simply not possible to completely erase your Internet footprint. The best tactic is to take a proactive approach, and to walk the straight and narrow to begin with.
If you have made a gaffe in the past, the tactics outlined in this article can help you minimize the negative while putting the focus on the positive. Good luck!
Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...