Facing Your Online Reputation
In This Chapter
Assessing your online reputation
Figuring out what to do if your reputation is bad (or nonexistent)
Keeping a spotless online reputation throughout your career
When someone conducts a Google search of your name, the information that surfaces about you makes up your online reputation. These artifacts can be articles written by or about you, photos or videos of you, or online profiles of people with your name. Even unwanted pictures of you from Facebook may pop up (think last year’s Halloween party).
Have you ever Googled yourself? If you have, you may know how misleading the results can be. Imagine a potential hiring manager Googling you and forming an opinion based on seeing your very tight Catwoman costume. Scary, isn’t ...