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how to manage your personal online reputation--even if you can't figure out who's googling you.

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  • Google Me!

    1. 4. Google Me! Online Reputation Management and Networking in the Facebook Age
    2. 6. And you might have checked out:
    3. 7. Almost anything you put online can be searched
    4. 9. Now you have a Permanent Record!
    5. 10. Did you know that…. <ul><li>According to a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)* </li></ul><ul><li>50 percent of employers use the Internet to review information you supply. </li></ul><ul><li>20 percent research candidates on social networking sites. </li></ul><ul><li>20 percent have disqualified candidates base on information they found. </li></ul>
    6. 11. 5 Steps to Cultivating your Online Portfolio and Network
    7. 12. Step 1: Search Yourself <ul><li>Perform search for your name </li></ul><ul><li>Check links—are they yours or someone else’s? </li></ul><ul><li>Consider a name that’s all yours. </li></ul>
    8. 13. Step 2: Update and Fix <ul><li>Decide if you want to use a profile for professional networking—or not. </li></ul><ul><li>Update any existing profiles with current information. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the stuff you wouldn’t want Mom to see. </li></ul><ul><li>Reconfigure search and security settings. </li></ul>
    9. 14. Professional….
    10. 15. …and not so professional…
    11. 16. Step 3: Establish a good foundation <ul><li>Construct a profile. </li></ul><ul><li>Have someone look it over. </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of professionals live there? </li></ul><ul><li>Find social networks or websites specifically for your profession. </li></ul>
    12. 17. Step 4: Grow your connections <ul><li>Find and add employers, co-workers, professors, and classmates to your network. </li></ul><ul><li>Get positive endorsements. </li></ul><ul><li>Add to your profile by joining groups, answering questions, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to refuse invites from people you don’t know </li></ul>
    13. 18. Step 5: Cultivate your Network F2F <ul><li>Get business cards and use them. </li></ul><ul><li>When meeting people, “pitch” and *listen*. </li></ul><ul><li>Send email after a meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Invite new contacts to your network. </li></ul>
    14. 19. Think Twice Before <ul><li>Posting highly personal information online—it may come up in search. A potential employer or third-party searcher might find it. </li></ul><ul><li>Linking your blog, Flickr stream, Tweets, or other personal info to your professional profile. Keep pseudonyms private. </li></ul><ul><li>Accepting invitations to “friend” or “connect” from people you do not know. </li></ul>
    15. 20. Happy Networking!
    16. 21. Credits <ul><li>*Ho, Mike: ”Should you research job candidates at social networking sites?” in IT Manager’s Journal, November 9, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>All Photos courtesy of iStockPhoto http://istockphoto.com </li></ul>

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