Clean Up Your Digital Footprint

What would a stranger think if he or she googled you?

Before the internet, job applicants could tailor the images they presented to employers by sending in paper résumés that listed all their best qualities. In today’s world, however, we don’t quite have as much control over how other people perceive us. Often, potential employers will choose to learn more about you by searching for information online.

If you’re looking for a job, consider any data about you that’s available online. That might your social media profiles, past accomplishments, criminal history records, and much more. When you can, remove negative information and replace it with positive messages or examples of your best work.

To be competitive in today’s marketplace, make sure you’re putting you best foot forward on paper and online. For more tips, visit our Instaread on What Color Is Your Parachute?.

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