Career Tip: Establish Your Online Identity Using Social Media Did you know that over 86% of recruiters use social media to check candidates before making a hiring decision?
Consider what you put on the web, and make proper adjustments. Before putting up that picture of the Saturday evening's festivities, think about the your online identity and how your name comes up in an online search.
1) Google Search Yourself - Discover what comes up when you put your name into a search engine. 2) Modify Social Media - Do you have a controversial blog post? Are there pictures on your Facebook page that may be offensive? 3) Build Your Profile - Set-Up a LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook account and be intentional about posting information that may benefit you in a quick online search. If you've published an article, or volunteered with a service organization, is it showing up in a search?