Thanks to Forbes’ Amanda Berlin for including my advice in her article on managing your personal online reputation.
According to Andy Beal, co-author of Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online, personal pages on sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter all rank highly in Google searches. LinkedIn especially sends a positive message to potential employers, since it’s widely viewed as a highly professional network. Beal says that 78% of recruiters use search engines in their research when they screen new candidates.
You can read all of my advice in “How To Protect Your Online Reputation.”