Creating Your Online Identity

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Whether you're researching companies and job opportunities, perfecting your résumé and cover letter, building a positive online identity, putting your best foot forward in a job interview, or negotiating appropriate pay for your position, the Job Hunting Web Guide makes finding jobs online a breeze.

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Creating Your Online Identity

Before you begin your job search, you should know which details of your life are on the Internet and how to create your online identity. Many employers now look online to see what information they can find about potential employees. Make managing your online profile part of developing your professional identity.

Insights for Creating Your Online Identity

  • Explore your online personal profile by entering your name in a popular search engine such as Yahoo or Google.
  • Most people won't find much about themselves online—maybe a mention or two on an old company or school Web site. If you do discover that your online persona appears less than stellar, there are a few things that you can do to avoid being skipped over in the application process. Take a look at this article from The New York Times.
  • Contact a Web site's administrator and ask them to remove outdated or misleading information.
  • A lot of community sites prompt you to put personal information in your profile. Most of the time, you should be able to find a way to limit the amount of information you share. Most online communities have private options for profiles so that only select viewers can see it.
  • When you create material for people to find, you are taking control of your online identity. Help people to differentiate between the real you and another person who happens to share your name.

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Job Search Engines

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