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The continuous expansion of technology has provided a wealth of tools to assist in job search.
For all the capabilities job seekers now possess to discover who is hiring and what companies are thumbs up or down in terms of environment and management, the flip side of progress is the information available to companies about individuals.
Innocent comments, blogs, photos, or job history have been consumed by web archiving engines, algorithms, and tagging to create a fortress of details that can paint a different profile than what you want to show the world.
All it takes is a few clicks and the wrong interpretation of those details can mean the difference between getting a recruiter to call you or not.
Whether you like or accept the collateral damage of the Internet way of life, you have to be as mindful about taking care of your online personal brand as you do diet and exercise.
The good news is that unless you have a deep history of negative events in your digital past, you don’t need a professional to erase your tracks. You can take steps to boost the good stuff you want to people to associate with you and minimize the potentially disruptive content.