LinkedIn & Professional Online Identity

Social media is a powerful tool, but if not managed wisely your online identity could be harmful. Follow these tips to maintain a professional online presence.

  • If you have a common name, consider using a middle name/initial on your resume and your online profile.
  • Assume everything you post will be seen by potential employers; when in doubt make it private.
  • Search your name and make certain you are comfortable with the returns – if not, adjust your privacy settings.
  • Focus on building your professional identity (such as on LinkedIn) so any less flattering information appears lower.

Visit our tips on building a strong LinkedIn profile and watch this short video on Connecting through LinkedIn to help get you started.

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