Here’s a Good Tip: CLEAN UP YOUR DIGITAL DIRT!
Lifehacker (which is a great site to check out!) just posted this:
The Wall Street Journal’s college edition advises graduates to Google
themselves and clean up their trail of Facebook, MySpace digital dirt before
they hit the pavement looking for a job:
According to a 2005 survey of 102 executive recruiters by ExecuNet, an executive job-search and networking
organization, 75% of recruiters use search engines to uncover information about
candidates, and 26% of recruiters have eliminated candidates because of
information found online.
What I like about this article is that it
doesn’t take the “stay off the Internet!” tact – it actually suggests starting
your own blog or site to seed Google with what you want it to say about you.
Great idea! See also: Have a say in what Google says about you. — Gina Trapani How to Clean Up Your Digital Dirt [College Journal via College v2] — Gina Trapani