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Is Your On-line Reputation Hurting You?

Is Your On-line Reputation Hurting You?

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"Is your on-line reputation hurting you?"


Chances are you already have a reputation online, even if you don't want one. On Web sites across the Internet, people can find information about you.  You should be aware of your online reputation so you can protect it.  This is especially important for job seekers.

Research commissioned by Microsoft in December 2009 found that 79 percent of United States hiring managers and job recruiters surveyed reviewed online information about job applicants.  Most of those surveyed consider what they find online to impact their selection criteria. In fact, 70 percent of United States hiring managers in the study say they have rejected candidates based on what they found.

You need to monitor your online reputation. First, find out what information is already on the Internet and assess the impression it leaves on people.

The following tips can help you monitor and evaluate your online reputation:


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