Build a Professional Web Presence
Employers are using the web to preview job candidates. What will they see when they Google you?
Review your social networks...FaceBook, G+, Blogger, Flickr, YouTube, etc. Make sure your profiles are private, but also see which parts are still visible even to strangers—you might be surprised.
Google, Yahoo, and Bing yourself; each produces different results. (Review at least 3-5 pages.)
Search with your name in quotation marks.
Search blog entries using blogsearch.google.com (A regular search doesn't look at blogs.)
Also try searching for your name and add your school name, fraternity/sorority, organizations, middle name, middle initial, hometown, dorm, major, etc.
What image are you presenting? How might employers perceive it? Control your image by creating a professional web presence through tools like LinkedIn.
Get rid of any questionable postings.
Post positive, accurate content about yourself.
Tip: A completed LinkedIn profile will usually become the top link on Google.
You can still have fun online while making good decisions about what to post.
Want help polishing your web presence or developing your LinkedIn profile?
Call CES at 253.879.3161 to make an appointment.