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Validate a Good First Impression

Verna Austria 25.01.2013

It’s rather disconcerting, even scary to some extent, to contemplate that our personal and private lives are pretty much accessible to a stranger.  Who we are and what we are doing is just a Google-click away. Type your name on the search box and discover how much information about you is broadcasted not just for viewers in the Philippines but around the world – no small thanks to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and loads of other social media accounts you may have. 


Maybe it is time to check the privacy settings and do some “untaggings”!


But you can not stop Google to list how it sees you online. After all, being found is not at all bad. Just filter what needs to be filtered – such as perhaps those outrageous-looking drunken men including the tipsy you in the photo or the harsh status you posted in direct reference to your executive.


We always want to leave a good impression, especially during the first encounter, right?  The same innate motivation on our part holds true towards any one searching for us in the web. We don’t want our long-forgotten-kindergarten-classmate view a disgruntled photo of ourselves on Facebook.  Or, for that matter, a potential employer to read a poorly prepared LinkedIn profile.


Before you step in the office boardroom for an interview, it is most likely that the interviewer has already conducted his cyber research.  Kudos to your blog, he probably knows the name of your pet and even has a good sense of why you are resigning from your current job. So even before you could dazzle with the “technical jargons” about your work and start citing your desire for “better opportunities”, the interviewer might have already formulated his initial perception about you.   Well, if he has, you would hope that they are all positive, right?


What to do, then?  By all means, create a positive impact about yourself to the rest of the world.  Prune out any and all undesirable word, phrases, photos and whatever other items that may be ascribed to your cyber-based persona. 


Good luck!


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