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How to build an impressive online reputation –

Introduction πŸ‘‹

Did you know that the things you post online, could have a huge impact on you getting work? πŸ’ΌπŸ’»

If you’re applying for a job recruiters will look you up online – including your personal social media profiles. πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ”Ž

If you’re running your own business, customers will look you up online. πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ”ŽπŸ”Ž

What they see/read about you online (your online reputation) could make or break your career. πŸ’”πŸ†

Today we’re going to teach you how to create an online reputation that’ll help boost your career. πŸš€

Step 1 – Work out your goals πŸ…

The first step to building an online reputation is to work out your goals!

Who do you want to be? πŸ•Ί

These days, a lot of people will meet you online, before they meet you in person. 🀳

What do you want them to think about you? 🧠

Do you want to seem:

  • clever πŸ€“
  • inspiring ✨
  • cool 😎
  • creative 🎨
  • serious/sensible 🧐
  • trustworthy 🀝
  • caring πŸ₯°
  • authentic πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

The things you post, can introduce people to you in the way you want to be seen. πŸ‘“

What are your career goals? πŸ’Ό

The career goals you set, will influence what you post. πŸ†

Imagine you’re working in a really strict finance job. πŸ’­πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό

Would posting rude or cheeky jokes online be a good idea? πŸƒπŸ’©

Probably not. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

You might get into trouble! 😬

But what if you wanted to become an entertainer? πŸ₯Έ

Suddenly your jokes could become an online portfolio, and help you build up a following! πŸ“±

It totally depends on the kind of person you want to be seen as! πŸ“Έ

Step 2 – Check your rep πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

The second step to building an online reputation is to check what reputation you’ve already got online.

Google yourself! πŸ”Ž

Have you ever googled yourself? 🧐

How easy are you to find online? πŸ”Ž

What kind of things come up? πŸ’»

Do they match the career and online reputation that you want? πŸ’ƒ

If you were a job recruiter, or a customer, what would you think of yourself? πŸ‘€

What networks are you on? πŸ•ΈοΈ

Next, check out all of your profiles on social media! πŸ“±

What kind of online reputation do your posts give you? πŸ“Έ

Is there an old account that you forgot to close down with embarrassing old posts? πŸ”’

Why not tidy up your accounts, and delete the ones you’re no longer using?🧹

Who can see your posts? πŸ‘€πŸ‘€

So by now you should know all of the networks you’re on online. πŸ“±

Do you know who can actually see what you post on them? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Who are all of your friends/followers? πŸ‘‹ Do you actually know who they are?πŸ‘€

Do you want those people seeing all of your posts? πŸ”Ž

What are your privacy settings like? πŸ”

Do you have any posts that you want to keep, but perhaps hide them from the whole internet? 🀫 πŸ“ΆπŸŒ

What will people think of your current posts? πŸ€”πŸ’­

Do your current posts fit in with the online reputation you want to have? πŸ•Ί

Are there any posts you have that you’d hate other people to see? πŸ™ˆ

Clean up your posts 🧽

Time for a spring clean! 🧼

Delete or hide any posts that:

  • could give you a bad/unwanted reputation πŸ‘Ž
  • don’t suit the reputation you want 🀩
  • you want to make private πŸ”
  • could be misunderstood by other people in a bad way πŸ₯΄

Do you have any family/friends who have put posts up about you that you don’t like? 😬

Perhaps you could politely ask them to delete them! ❌

Remember, people can very easily post:

  • messages you’ve sent them πŸ“¨
  • pictures they’ve taken of you πŸ“Έ
  • videos they’ve taken of you πŸ“½οΈ
  • audio they’ve recorded of you 🎀

Think about how these could affect your reputation! πŸ€”πŸ’­

Step 3 – Get posting! πŸ“¬

The third step to building an online reputation is to get posting!

To post, or not to post? πŸ€”

It’s totally up to you whether you post online or not. πŸ’»βœ…βŒ

If you don’t post online, it might be less stressful, and people won’t be able to judge you. πŸ‘©β€βš–οΈ

But, you might also miss out on opportunities to connect with other people. 🀝

If you do post online, always ask this question first: πŸ€”βœ…

Is this going to help my online reputation – ✨

or hurt it? 🩹

Pick your socials πŸ“±

What kind of people do you want to connect with? πŸ”Š

Think about which social networks would help you reach the right people πŸ€πŸ§‘β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘

What to post πŸ‘

What you post depends on what your goals are. πŸ†

Why not search for successful people online, with a reputation you want to imitate? πŸͺž

They might give you some inspiration for post ideas. πŸ§ πŸ“

Whilst there’s no secret recipe to the perfect reputation, in general you could consider posting things that:

  • are inspirational ✨
  • educate people πŸ‘©β€πŸ«
  • entertain people πŸ€Ήβ€β™€οΈ
  • show your achievements πŸ…
  • demonstrate your personality πŸ₯°
  • are charitable πŸ’–
  • show your impressive work πŸ’Ό
  • people can relate to 😻
  • make people happy β˜€οΈ
  • have good spelling πŸ“βœ…
  • are friendly πŸ‘‹
  • show you helping others πŸ˜€
  • accept and welcome other people πŸ’ž
  • show your good relationships πŸ€—
  • get straight to the point 🎯

And it’s not just word posts! πŸ”‡

Think about the kind of:

  • videos πŸ“½οΈ
  • pictures πŸ“·
  • words πŸ’¬
  • audio 🎢
  • questions ❔
  • comments πŸ™Š
  • messages πŸ“©

you put out online! πŸ“¬

What not to post πŸ‘Ž

Whilst there’s no secret recipe to the perfect reputation, for most professional reputations you should avoid posting things that:

  • are offensive πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ
  • involve swearing 🀬
  • contain violence πŸ₯·
  • might trigger people e.g. sad topics 😒
  • involve harm to people or animals 😟
  • have bad spelling/grammar ✍️
  • aren’t inclusive to others 🀝
  • support things that might offend people e.g. politics can be quite argumentative βš–οΈ
  • involve illegal activityπŸš¨πŸš“
  • show your bad relationships😾
  • spam people πŸ™„
  • waste people’s time ⌚

And it’s not just word posts! πŸ”‡

Think about the kind of:

  • videos πŸ“½οΈ
  • pictures πŸ“·
  • words πŸ’¬
  • audio 🎢
  • questions ❔
  • comments πŸ™Š
  • messages πŸ“©

you put out online! πŸ“¬

Conclusion πŸ‘

So that’s it!

You can create an impressive online reputation by:

Step 1 – Working out your goals πŸ…
– Who you want to be! πŸ•Ί
– Your career goals! πŸ’Ό

Step 2 – Checking your rep πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ
– Googling yourself! πŸ”Ž
– Working out what networks you’re on! πŸ•ΈοΈ
– Checking who can see your posts! πŸ‘€πŸ‘€
– Evaluating your current posts πŸ€”πŸ’­
– Cleaning up your posts 🧽

Step 3 – Posting! πŸ“¬
– Deciding when it’s good to post or notπŸ€”
– Picking your socials, to reach the right peopleπŸ“±
– Posting good postsπŸ‘
– Avoiding bad postsπŸ‘Ž

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