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How to Manage Your Online Reputation

August 8, 2014

A photo showing a female CSUN student using her laptop outdoors.

"When was the last time you Googled your name? If you haven’t, it’s a good habit to get into, because it’s exactly what a potential employer is likely to do when they’re sifting through a pile of resumes. 'The stuff people care most about is what they find when they Google you,' says Michael Fertik, CEO and founder of online reputation-management firm

That’s why it’s important that you own what you look like online. Depending on what you (or others) post on social networks or personal sites, what a search engine turns up may not reflect the accurate or professional picture you want it to. But there’s plenty you can do to make sure the best parts of your virtual self pop up on that first page of a Google search."

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