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