5 Tips for Managing Your Online Profile
Just this week I had a candidate who looked great on paper turned down for a senior role. The client had accessed the candidate’s twitter feed and was very unhappy with some of the comments and general tone of tweets (which included some really unsavoury language!).
An inappropriate quote, post or photo has the ability to wreck your chances of getting that top job to advance your career. Here are some of our top five tips on how to manage your online profile.
• Create a Professional Profile
Creating a professional online profile is the first thing to focus on. You can browse the web to gather professional advice that will greatly help you improve and manage your online presence. It is also recommended to regularly visit your online profile and check it accordingly.
• Delete inappropriate comments, pictures and posts in your online profile
If you are searching for a job, it is imperative that you learn the proper way to manage and improve your online profile. It is not recommended to put any sexual, political or religious content on your online profile. The first thing that you should do is to start your cleanup process by simply deleting and checking those unnecessary posts. As much as possible, change the setting of your online profile and be sure that it is in private setting.
• Remove those persons who can ruin your online profile
One of the best ideas to easily get rid of these people is to unfollow or unfriend them with your online profile. If potential employers see that you are being tagged in what may be seen as an unprofessional manner, rest assured that this can cause a real problem. If you usually add people whom you don’t even know, as much as possible, stop doing it. By doing this, you are one step closer in managing your online profile accordingly.
• Think first before posting
Before posting any comments on your online profile, it is very important that you think about how much it may impact you professionally. Post in haste – repent at leisure.
• Immediately report fake online profile accounts
Fake online accounts have the ability to ruin your online presence and reputation. Take responsibility and report any fake or suspicious accounts straight away.
I encourage you to follow these tips and see how they work.