Chapter SevenManaging Your Online Presence

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  1. Raising Red Flags
  2. LinkedIn: A Must-Have Profile
  3. Your Photo
  4. Your Introductory Title
  5. Your Summary
  6. Your Experience
  7. Links and Logos
  8. Recommendations and Endorsements
  9. Gauging Your Activity

It's become one of those great ironies: Social media can go a long way toward helping you find a job, and it can just as easily cost you many great opportunities—without your ever knowing it did.

You don't want to know how sophisticated and determined companies have become at scouring social-media accounts to learn about candidates. Actually, you should want to know! Just type your name into a Google search—it's incredible how many people launching job hunts don't—and you'll be reminded how easily your past follows you and how effortlessly an HR department can uncover the slightest slip-up.

There's no “delete” or “I'm sorry” button. If you're not careful, you can tweet yourself out of a job.

The issue with social media is you really can tell the whole world a lot about “me”—all at once and intractably. There's no “delete” or “I'm sorry” button. If you're not careful, you can tweet yourself out of a job.

Surveys have found that more than half of the companies operating today have rejected candidates because of social media discoveries. I find that ...

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