Dominance of the cyber world imposed the need onto every company to construct and regularly monitor their online reputation and cyber identity. This is because majority of their potential clients will at some point conduct an online research before opting to purchase or work with a given company. Fortunately or not, this procedure has become reverse as well. Nowadays, most companies check up an online profile and reputation of their potential employees, thus you should learn few strategies on how not to sabotage your career and personal success with a bad online reputation.
Rule number one is to be careful about your activity online and to keep the potential silent viewers in mind before posting anything online. Also, keep in mind that you can never predict the awkward connection among people and the possible channels of spreading some information about you. Therefore, act wise. Do not gossip about your colleagues or bosses online, the current or the past ones. Do not express your attitudes and impressions in an ugly manner, especially by swearing, cursing or mocking. Things you post online give more profiling information about you than you can even imagine. They reveal your common behavior, habits, vocabulary, manners, style, attitudes, approaches, the way you treat people and much more. All of this might be used against you, so adjust your online presentation the way you want to present yourself.
It sounds silly, but it’s quite effective. Conduct the Google search of all the information popping up when searching your name and try to edit it as much as you can. This search might bring up many presentations of yours from the past that you are not so proud of anymore, but are available for deleting or modifying.
The other way to maintain your positive online reputation is to create attractive and pleasant profiles at various reputable website providing chosen information and conduction a bit of personal social marketing. This particularly goes for professional website where you can present yourself in the form of an online CV and boost your chances for positive impression onto viewer.