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How to Manage Your Online Image to Advance Your Career

A growing percentage of employers use search engines and social media to screen candidates, so Janet Pinkerton of CompTIA wants to help you use your online image to climb the career ladder. Do a search for yourself on the Internet, and have a friend do it too, since you will likely get different results. Take stock of your various profiles on the Internet, update them to be current, and remove anything that may be inappropriate. Make smart use of privacy settings. Maintain a strong LinkedIn profile and join professional organizations that are relevant to your career. If you have a common name, such as John Smith, but your middle is Adam, you can go by J. Adam Smith online to distinguish your name for easier employer distinction. For more tips, you can read the full article here: http://certification.comptia.org/news/2013/03/27/How_to_Manage_Your_Online_Image_to_Advance_Your_Career.aspx

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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