Employers use the web to preview job candidates.
What will they see when they Google you?

Search
  • Review your social networks and update your privacy settings as needed... What is visible strangers? You might be surprised.
  • Google and Bing yourself; each search engine produces different results. (Review at least 3-5 pages.)
    • Search with your name in quotation marks.
    • Also try searching for your name and add your school name, fraternity/sorority, organizations, middle name, middle initial, hometown, dorm, major, etc.
Consider

What image are you presenting? How might employers perceive it? Control your image by creating a professional web presence through tools like LinkedIn.

Remove

Get rid of any questionable postings.

Update

Post positive, accurate content about yourself.
Tip: A completed LinkedIn profile will usually become the top link on Google.

Be yourself!

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? Meet with a Career and Employment Services career advisor!

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