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How to build an impressive online reputation –

Introduction ๐Ÿ‘‹

Did you know that the things you post online, could have a huge impact on you getting work? ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ’ป

If you’re applying for a job recruiters will look you up online – including your personal social media profiles. ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ”Ž

If you’re running your own business, customers will look you up online. ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ”Ž๐Ÿ”Ž

What they see/read about you online (your online reputation) could make or break your career. ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ†

Today we’re going to teach you how to create an online reputation that’ll help boost your career. ๐Ÿš€

Step 1 – Work out your goals ๐Ÿ…

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

Who do you want to be? ๐Ÿ•บ

These days, a lot of people will meet you online, before they meet you in person. ๐Ÿคณ

What do you want them to think about you? ๐Ÿง 

Do you want to seem:

  • clever ๐Ÿค“
  • inspiring โœจ
  • cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  • creative ๐ŸŽจ
  • serious/sensible ๐Ÿง
  • trustworthy ๐Ÿค
  • caring ๐Ÿฅฐ
  • authentic ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

The things you post, can introduce people to you in the way you want to be seen. ๐Ÿ‘“

What are your career goals? ๐Ÿ’ผ

The career goals you set, will influence what you post. ๐Ÿ†

Imagine you’re working in a really strict finance job. ๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ผ

Would posting rude or cheeky jokes online be a good idea? ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’ฉ

Probably not. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

You might get into trouble! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

But what if you wanted to become an entertainer? ๐Ÿฅธ

Suddenly your jokes could become an online portfolio, and help you build up a following! ๐Ÿ“ฑ

It totally depends on the kind of person you want to be seen as! ๐Ÿ“ธ

Step 2 – Check your rep ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ

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

Google yourself! ๐Ÿ”Ž

Have you ever googled yourself? ๐Ÿง

How easy are you to find online? ๐Ÿ”Ž

What kind of things come up? ๐Ÿ’ป

Do they match the career and online reputation that you want? ๐Ÿ’ƒ

If you were a job recruiter, or a customer, what would you think of yourself? ๐Ÿ‘€

What networks are you on? ๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ

Next, check out all of your profiles on social media! ๐Ÿ“ฑ

What kind of online reputation do your posts give you? ๐Ÿ“ธ

Is there an old account that you forgot to close down with embarrassing old posts? ๐Ÿ”’

Why not tidy up your accounts, and delete the ones you’re no longer using?๐Ÿงน

Who can see your posts? ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€

So by now you should know all of the networks you’re on online. ๐Ÿ“ฑ

Do you know who can actually see what you post on them? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

Who are all of your friends/followers? ๐Ÿ‘‹ Do you actually know who they are?๐Ÿ‘€

Do you want those people seeing all of your posts? ๐Ÿ”Ž

What are your privacy settings like? ๐Ÿ”

Do you have any posts that you want to keep, but perhaps hide them from the whole internet? ๐Ÿคซ ๐Ÿ“ถ๐ŸŒ

What will people think of your current posts? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ญ

Do your current posts fit in with the online reputation you want to have? ๐Ÿ•บ

Are there any posts you have that you’d hate other people to see? ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Clean up your posts ๐Ÿงฝ

Time for a spring clean! ๐Ÿงผ

Delete or hide any posts that:

  • could give you a bad/unwanted reputation ๐Ÿ‘Ž
  • don’t suit the reputation you want ๐Ÿคฉ
  • you want to make private ๐Ÿ”
  • could be misunderstood by other people in a bad way ๐Ÿฅด

Do you have any family/friends who have put posts up about you that you don’t like? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Perhaps you could politely ask them to delete them! โŒ

Remember, people can very easily post:

  • messages you’ve sent them ๐Ÿ“จ
  • pictures they’ve taken of you ๐Ÿ“ธ
  • videos they’ve taken of you ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ
  • audio they’ve recorded of you ๐ŸŽค

Think about how these could affect your reputation! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ญ

Step 3 – Get posting! ๐Ÿ“ฌ

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

To post, or not to post? ๐Ÿค”

It’s totally up to you whether you post online or not. ๐Ÿ’ปโœ…โŒ

If you don’t post online, it might be less stressful, and people won’t be able to judge you. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš–๏ธ

But, you might also miss out on opportunities to connect with other people. ๐Ÿค

If you do post online, always ask this question first: ๐Ÿค”โœ…

Is this going to help my online reputation – โœจ

or hurt it? ๐Ÿฉน

Pick your socials ๐Ÿ“ฑ

What kind of people do you want to connect with? ๐Ÿ”Š

Think about which social networks would help you reach the right people ๐Ÿค๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘

What to post ๐Ÿ‘

What you post depends on what your goals are. ๐Ÿ†

Why not search for successful people online, with a reputation you want to imitate? ๐Ÿชž

They might give you some inspiration for post ideas. ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ“

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

  • are inspirational โœจ
  • educate people ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ
  • entertain people ๐Ÿคนโ€โ™€๏ธ
  • show your achievements ๐Ÿ…
  • demonstrate your personality ๐Ÿฅฐ
  • are charitable ๐Ÿ’–
  • show your impressive work ๐Ÿ’ผ
  • people can relate to ๐Ÿ˜ป
  • make people happy โ˜€๏ธ
  • have good spelling ๐Ÿ“โœ…
  • are friendly ๐Ÿ‘‹
  • show you helping others ๐Ÿ˜€
  • accept and welcome other people ๐Ÿ’ž
  • show your good relationships ๐Ÿค—
  • get straight to the point ๐ŸŽฏ

And it’s not just word posts! ๐Ÿ”‡

Think about the kind of:

  • videos ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ
  • pictures ๐Ÿ“ท
  • words ๐Ÿ’ฌ
  • audio ๐ŸŽถ
  • questions โ”
  • comments ๐Ÿ™Š
  • messages ๐Ÿ“ฉ

you put out online! ๐Ÿ“ฌ

What not to post ๐Ÿ‘Ž

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

  • are offensive ๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™€๏ธ
  • involve swearing ๐Ÿคฌ
  • contain violence ๐Ÿฅท
  • might trigger people e.g. sad topics ๐Ÿ˜ข
  • involve harm to people or animals ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
  • have bad spelling/grammar โœ๏ธ
  • aren’t inclusive to others ๐Ÿค
  • support things that might offend people e.g. politics can be quite argumentative โš–๏ธ
  • involve illegal activity๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿš“
  • show your bad relationships๐Ÿ˜พ
  • spam people ๐Ÿ™„
  • waste people’s time โŒš

And it’s not just word posts! ๐Ÿ”‡

Think about the kind of:

  • videos ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ
  • pictures ๐Ÿ“ท
  • words ๐Ÿ’ฌ
  • audio ๐ŸŽถ
  • questions โ”
  • comments ๐Ÿ™Š
  • messages ๐Ÿ“ฉ

you put out online! ๐Ÿ“ฌ

Conclusion ๐Ÿ‘

So that’s it!

You can create an impressive online reputation by:

Step 1 โ€“ Working out your goals ๐Ÿ…
– Who you want to be! ๐Ÿ•บ
– Your career goals! ๐Ÿ’ผ

Step 2 โ€“ Checking your rep ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ
– Googling yourself! ๐Ÿ”Ž
– Working out what networks you’re on! ๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ
– Checking who can see your posts! ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€
– Evaluating your current posts ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ญ
– Cleaning up your posts ๐Ÿงฝ

Step 3 โ€“ Posting! ๐Ÿ“ฌ
– Deciding when it’s good to post or not๐Ÿค”
– Picking your socials, to reach the right people๐Ÿ“ฑ
– Posting good posts๐Ÿ‘
– Avoiding bad posts๐Ÿ‘Ž

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