What does Google say about you?

As a hiring manager, when considering a potential candidate, I often Googled the person; typing their name into Google to see the results.

One time Google showed a candidate was being investigated for credit card fraud. A huge problem considering one of our largest clients was Bank Card Services.

What does Google say about you?

Try it. Go Google yourself.

(Uh, that sounded awkward)

As a business leader, thought leader, manager, marketer, sales representative, company representative, etc., you should be controlling your personal and professional brand. Seeing what information is available online is a good practice.

Use this as a basis to build your brand reputation throughout the year.

Then just for fun, Google your co-workers. Be warned, once I Googled a co-worker and found information for him on Mugshots.com. Not good.

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