With little work experience, a new grad job offer may hinge on your personal character. With that in mind, you don’t want to cost yourself an entry level job with salacious photos or inappropriate comments online. However, even if you’re cautious, it doesn’t mean other people won’t ruin your online reputation for you. Here are a few good ways to keep your online street credit intact.
Be Proactive with Your Social Networking Profiles
One way to combat a case of mistaken identity online is to be proactive about your own social networking profiles. Publish at least once a month and never post anything you don’t want your mother or a potential employer to see. Learn how to create digital resumes and add letters of recommendations on social networking sites.
Scrub Your Image Clean with Professional Help
All social networking sites have privacy settings you can manipulate to keep certain data off your public profile. However, the best solution is never to post offending information in the first place. If someone else posts it, you can use Reputation.com or BrandYourself.com to help you remove it or at least sandbag it in the back pages of Google.
Google Yourself Regularly
It’s not narcissism; it’s pure common sense. If you want to see what others find out about you when they search your name online, do it ahead of time. This will help you be proactive and targeted in your attempt to keep your online reputation spotless.
The age of privacy is over. Employers can find out the intimate details of your life through sites like Facebook or Google. Make sure your social networking presence increases your job opportunities, not smashes them.
Remember to register with FirstJob.com using your Facebook profile and this will automatically link in your social media profile with potential fresh graduate job employers.
At FirstJob, we match the skills and experience on your resume with reputable organizations in your area so that you can find the perfect entry level job for you. Make sure that you sign up to FirstJob today to take the first important step in creating a rewarding career.