When did you last ‘google’ yourself?
Everyone now has a digital footprint: available online, within hours of posting images (Instagram, Pictorious, Snapchat) microblogging (Twitter, FriendFeed, Plurk, Flipter) or publishing articles, reviews and/or opinion (blogs namely Tumblr, Posterous, Blogger or WordPress).
Most people (employers, contacts, prospects) now will check you out – before they interview or meet you – to ensure your online persona, lives up to their expectation.
Your digital footprint can make you shine or (potentially) damage your personal brand, if there are inappropriate images or comments that are untoward.
Some of the best search engines: Google, Bing, Dogpile, Yahoo, Yippy, Ask, DuckDuckGo will find you in a heartbeat.
So remember before you press ‘publish’, ‘tweet’ or ‘post’ (maybe) think twice.