Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
Social media has reached users in every corner of the globe. Research suggests that in the year 2012, there will be 1.43 billion social network users. But just how many know how to use the Internet properly? To help protect people’s online reputation, Instant Checkmate recently offered its input on managing one's personal reputation online.
Instant Checkmate suggests Internet users watch what they post online. The company advises they refrain from posting blurbs that will be regretted the next day. Instant Checkmate realizes that everyone has angry moments, but it’s important to be careful and to consider the language used online - misspellings and slang are noticeable when done on a consistent basis.
“If you want future employers to take you seriously, keep your eyes open on what you write and how you write,” said Kristen Bright, Spokeswoman for Instant Checkmate.
Furthermore, Instant Checkmate recommends users review tagged photos of themselves. If there are too many inappropriate photos, HR personnel, colleagues, and recruiters may get the wrong impression.
“You never know who is looking at your profile so think before you tag,” Bright said.
Lastly, Instant Checkmate stresses the importance of not taking personal battles to a public forum. The company reminds online users to avoid responding carelessly to online attacks, rather they suggest users respond in an adult, mature manner.
In today’s modern times, one bad comment can spread virally to thousands, or even millions, of people in a matter of seconds. Whether it is a negative post or comment, everyones online reputation is always at risk, which is why it’s important to continuously monitor it and rebuild it if needed. Furthermore, for those looking for employment - recruiters, HR personnel or soon-to-be colleagues - will be turning to the Web to determine who's fit for the job. If a candidate has too many inappropriate photos, status posts, spelling errors, angry tantrums - employers may think twice.
“Managing your online reputation is an ongoing process that in the end will present you in the best, most accurate light,” Bright said.
More about Instant Checkmate
Considered a leading online background check data provider, Instant Checkmate caters to businesses and individuals alike. Instant Checkmate was established in 2009 and is available to individuals on a subscription basis. The company supplies results from billions of local criminal records, federal state records, public records, private databases and sex offender registries. Recently Instant Checkmate launched a company blog as well as began offering a new popular service, reverse phone lookup.
For additional information, interview and image requests contact Kristen Bright, PR Manager, Instant Checkmate, 1-866-490-5980.