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.”