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.