By: Advocate Brokerage
In business, as in life, reputation is everything.
In this ever changing digital world we live in, your on-line reputation is fragile and can sustain damage from even a simple off-handed remark.
What makes up your digital reputation?
Your digital reputation is the image that you present online though all digital means, including platforms like Twitter, Facebook & Google+, as well as blogs, websites, YouTube, message boards, email, text messages, even apps.
What can I do to keep my reputation squeaky clean?
On top of everything else we have to do these days, each of us is responsible for managing our own personal and professional image in the digital world, where an image or bit of information can spread like virus and can carry significant consequences.
Our friends at IBM in Armonk take digital reputation very seriously, and have even compiled advice for job-seekers at Big Blue to keep their online identities pristine. Here are IBM’s five guiding principles:
Paint the picture you want the world to see!
The digital world gives you the opportunity to elevate yourself both personally and professionally though crafting, protecting and maintaining an online image that positively showcases your strengths. That doesn’t mean you need to toot your own horn, but if there are causes, or events that are meaningful to you, share your thoughts regarding them. People will see your sincerity, your passion and make connections with you that may not be obvious at first glance. Who knows, the mention of a common cause could bring the connection you are seeking to your fingertips!