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Online Reputation Management for Recent Grads

With the Web at their fingertips, Millennials constantly plug in and post updates, videos, and photos to their social media accounts. However, with 93% of Millennials using the Internet, you need to stop and think about whether you are using the Internet smartly. It is a brand new world and employers don’t hire the same way that they did when your parents got their first job. In fact, employers don’t hire the same way they did less than a decade ago.

While social media profiles originally started off as a great way to keep in touch with friends, they are key players in the job search process today. Around this time of the year, recent college graduates are looking to enter the workforce and are applying and interviewing for jobs. Along with polishing up your resume, it is essential for grads to be aware of what potential employers will find when researching them online.

More than 40% of hiring managers who research job candidates via social media said they have found information that has caused them not to hire a candidate. And it’s not just jobs that can be at jeopardy. Students have lost scholarships, been kicked off sports teams and even expelled just because of something they posted online.

Here are some tips on online reputation management for recent grads:Read more