One essential thing for people to consider today for career or business success is the importance of reputation management, both on-line and on the ground. This topic is critically important as the integrity of our network determines the value of our net-worth, and negative things on-line can tarnish our reputation, affect career opportunities and mobility, and stunt business growth. Potential employers and clients alike can and often do search the web to determine if they want to engage with us. So, if you are not receiving follow-ups to job applications or seeing business growth in response to your efforts, your reputation may need to be addressed.
Today I want to share 4 simple steps we can all implement to discover and manage our on-line reputations and proactively ensure a good name for ourselves.
These 4 tips reflect some of the simple ways for most of us to manage our on-line presence, however, sometimes the issues is bigger than we can manage with the steps above, (such as someone with the same name who has a bad reputation or criminal record), and the use of a reputation management firm becomes necessary. Two of these firms include Reputation.com which will clean up our reputation, ensuring it is squeaky clean for a fee and brandyourself.com which offers an easy do-it- yourself on-line tutorial that walks through the basics of reputation management for free. If needed, they will also help clean up your on-line reputation for a reasonable fee.
Wishing you a successful week and happy web surfing!
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