Why Bad Results on Google Will Hurt You Professionally[INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted September 15, 2013 by Career Girl Network in Networking Buzz
Here at Career Girl, we are asked all the time, “How important is my online reputation in the job search?” And every time, we respond with a resounding “SO IMPORTANT!”

We’ve talked about this topic extensively in the past with articles like:

But now, there’s a great infographic that tells you exactly why you should be listening to us (and every other career expert on the planet).

Why bad results on Google will hurt your professional career

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    I have to wonder, though, how well the people doing these searches know what they are doing. For one thing, if you use my first and last name alone, you will see many people who are not me. I just did a test with my full name and got a correct list of posts I have actually made somewhere. But even then, I saw a response I typed to some topic on Facebook. The first part of the comment I remembered, somewhat, but it ran straight into the comment after mine, but it was hard to see that. I saw words under my name that I never said, and that are not my style. I clicked on the link and had to scroll down through many comments to find mine, and then saw the comment after mine which was the source of the confusion. I do not expect that most potential employers will be as rigorous. They would have no reason to question if those were really my words, and would not bother to investigate. This is the main problem with quick, superficial searches.

    But even then, on Scoop.It and Pinterest, I use my shorter name, so they do not show up. In a future resume I will possibly include a link to my Scoop.It identity, but I haven’t yet.

    Klout (klout.com) is an interesting concept, but I don’t really know enough about it yet. They occasionally send me messages about my increasing Klout score – but they do not use LinkedIn, Scoop.It, (or even CareerGirl – shame on them) in their ratings.

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