Don’t overshare online. It increases your risk of identity theft — among other things.
I want to improve my online image, but I don’t know anything about the Internet. How can I get started?
First, think about how you’d like to look online. Then, do a Google search for your name. Compare your ideal results to how your actual ones and that will give you a goal to strive toward.
Some easy steps you can take to start building a positive online image include making a LinkedIn profile, joining Twitter, starting a free blog and creating a personal website. Add a brief professional-sounding biography to each of your online accounts and make sure to use your real name as your online handle.
With time, your social media accounts and personal websites will begin to appear in Google search results for your name. Keep checking Google to make sure your reputation continues to improve.