8 Ways You're Ruining Your Online Reputation

Common Online Reputation Management Mistakes & How to Fix Them

1. Looking Bad on Google

Get in your head right from the start that your prospective employer will see whatever you do. So, could what they see affect your chances of employment?

According to a survey done by the job search and recruiting network ExecuNet, 77% of employers use Google and other search engines to check out candidates. Googling yourself will allow you to see both the good and bad, and will help you formulate a plan to leave the best online footprint possible. As a starting point, remove everything that doesn’t portray you in a professional light, such as a tagged photo of yourself on spring break, a poorly punctuated, rambling review on Amazon.com, or an essay on how to master “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.”