Develop Your Online Presence

Things to do

  • Google yourself – what will you find?
  • Review current and past postings and tags
  • Consider your tone, personal brand, and overall image when communicating online
  • Use appropriate and professional usernames and email addresses
  • Share articles, events, resources, etc. with your network
  • Keep your profile up to date
  • Check your privacy settings and know your audience

Things not to do

  • Post negative or inappropriate things that could potentially be seen by employers/recruiters
  • Fail to follow up with contacts
  • Share too much information
  • Forget to proofread before hitting submit!
  • Update daily activity too often
  • Inundate potential contacts with questions, requests for meetings, etc.
  • Be inconsistent (multiple profiles should have same histories)