Do you know what to do to manage your online information?

Managing your online information and reputation is now part of what you must do to prepare for a job search (how times have changed!).

More and more employers are using the web as their source for finding pools of potential employees which they can tap for available jobs instead of posting jobs online.  How can you be among those selected to be in the pool? 

Even if you have responded to a posting, and you have gotten the call for an interview, you still need to pay attention to what is online. The blog post below identifies 8 areas of concern to employers:

  1. Information about alcohol or drug use (41% of managers said this was a top concern)
  2. Inappropriate photos or information posted on a candidate’s page (40%)
  3. Poor communication skills (29%)
  4. Bad-mouthing of former employers or fellow employees (28%)
  5. Inaccurate qualifications (27%)
  6. Unprofessional screen names (22%) (a classic resume mistake)
  7. Notes showing links to criminal behavior (21%)
  8. Confidential information about past employers (19%)”
Here is a valuable source of information about what to look for and what to do if you find it – before your prospective employer finds it!

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