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"Computer-Mediated Careers: Social Networking, Digital Exposures, and the Composition of Professional Identities." Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing Conference. St. Cloud State ...

"Computer-Mediated Careers: Social Networking, Digital Exposures, and the Composition of Professional Identities." Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing Conference. St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN. October 2009.

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    • Computer-Mediated Careers Managing Online Exposures & Composing Professional Identities By Abram Anders
    • Computer-Mediated Careers
      • 45% of employers research potential job candidates online
      • Social and networking activities increasingly take place on the internet
      • Information about us is readily available
      • Additional information is published and reported everyday
    • The Benefit : Take Control
      • Whether we like it or not, we all have computer-mediated careers.
      • We can take control of these “digital exposures” by taking an active role in the composition of our online identities.
      • The internet can be a tool for creating and advertising the best and brightest versions of “Who we already are!”
    • The Problem : Digital Exposures
      • Anyone can publish a piece of information referencing your name
      • It is difficult to control, appeal, or remove information posted on the internet
      • Internet search results form an effectively permanent and easily accessible public record of your life
    • The LAST thing your should do is stick your head in the sand …
      • You won’t have a good view, and no else will get a good view of you.
      • Look ahead, think ahead, and prepare:
      • Start EARLY
      • Be PRO-ACTIVE
      • Take CONTROL of your online Identity
    • The Solution : Self-Advertise
      • Use the internet to Advertise and Distribute information about your strengths, experiences, activities, and background.
      • Focus ATTENTION on the positives by “owning” the high-traffic real-estate of 1 st page search results.
      • Showcase many different perspectives and sources of information about you!
    • Get ATTENTION
      • SHOW many different sides of Yourself
      • Be PROUD of the image you Present
      • ATTRACT potential Employers and professional Contacts
    • Get Specific : Be Proactive
      • Google results = open source “e-resume”
        • Maximize Positives : Pro-actively Publish!
        • Minimize Negatives : Clean-up, remove, revise
      • E-portfolios and E-profiles = “e-cover letter”
        • Take Control : provide a positive frame/context for your online identity
        • Get Attention : create a consistent brand, provide up to date information
    • Further Action : Use Tips/Tools
      • Create a google profile
      • Submit personal sites to google search
      • Use developer tools like google analytics
      • Publicize, cross-link, add meta-data
      • Make the most of web and social services
        • Use privacy settings and filters
        • Stream feeds to your personal site
    • Enjoy the view from top
      • Get to the top of the search results
      • Get a TOP JOB
    • Get Results : Summary
      • The Benefit : Take Control
      • The Problem : Digital Exposures
      • The Solution : Self-Advertise
      • Get Specific : Be Proactive
      • Further Action : Use Tips/Tools
    • References and Resources
      • Careerbuilder.com: Employer Survey Results
      • Archive.org: Internet W ayBackMachine
      • NPR.org: The Virtue of Hitting ‘Delete’ …
      • Google.com: Managing Reputation & Search Results
      • PenelopeTrunk.com: Cleaning up online/offline identity
      • Texas Instruments: Ethics Test / Employee Guidelines
      • Google.com: Google Profile
      • Google.com: Submit Your Site
      • Google.com: Google Analytics
    • Credits
      • Image 1: “Ostrich” http:// www.chrisrue.com/funcave/graphics/ostrich.jpg
      • Image 2: “Peacock” http://www.animalpicturegallery.net/animal-picture-peacock-Laurence-Shan.jpg
      • Image 3: “Trump Towers View” http ://images.businessweek.com/ss/07/04/0404_viewsfromtop/source/1.htm
    • Computer-Mediated Careers
      • by  Abram Anders  is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License .