Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) May 19, 2014
JW Maxx Solutions, a top-tier provider of online reputation management services, knows that with summer, a lot of changes take place. Especially for college students all over the world, it marks a time when school is drawing to a close and finding exciting new opportunities that relate to their chosen career path becomes much more of a priority. In today’s media influenced world, what people do and say online can both help and harm their potential new career. Here are some ideas to remember when it comes to staying ahead of the crowd and using social media in a smart ways that can help land that big position graduates have always dreamed of.
1. Be careful what photos are posted online: The most important thing to remember is to portray oneself in a light that others will find admirable and professional. Never post any pics showing too much skin, and drunken photos from parties are something to avoid posting as well. Whether easy or hard to believe, employers do utilize Internet searches to help make their final decisions. In fact, more and more employers are looking up prospective employees before even calling them in for an interview.
2. Use proper names: An old email like barbiegirl825 or loves2playsoccer shows off personality, but it is important to have account names and emails that are more suitable to professional interactions.
3. Protect your privacy: Remember that any information posted on the Internet is around forever, and can harm an image both personally and professionally. Adjust all the privacy settings on all the social media sites used, and also assume that no social media communication is ever private.
4. Find Ways to Build Your Network: After taking these steps to ensure a safe search, start making new connections. Many believe their strongest links are the people they know directly. But often, friends of friends can assist in networking in ways that will boost a person’s career. Do whatever possible to pay it forward as well in helping those in need to connect with others.
JW Maxx Solutions knows these tips can help any graduate stay out of the social media danger zone when it comes to representing oneself to a potential employer. For more tips and other information about the best online reputation management services and for more about brand and reputation management, please visit http://www.jwmaxxsolutions.com or call 480-447-2184 today.