"Is your on-line reputation hurting you?"

Chances are you already have a reputation online, even if you don't want one. On Web sites across the Internet, people can find information about you. You should be aware of your online reputation so you can protect it. This is especially important for job seekers.

Research commissioned by Microsoft in December 2009 found that 79 percent of United States hiring managers and job recruiters surveyed reviewed online information about job applicants. Most of those surveyed consider what they find online to impact their selection criteria. In fact, 70 percent of United States hiring managers in the study say they have rejected candidates based on what they found.

You need to monitor your online reputation. First, find out what information is already on the Internet and assess the impression it leaves on people.

The following tips can help you monitor and evaluate your online reputation...

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Author's Bio: 

As the President and Career Doctor at ILostMyJob.com, LLC, Robert Shindell invests his work with more than 10 years of experience in education, human resources management, and other areas of business. Through ILostMyJob.com, LLC, Career Doctor Robert Shindell maintains a broad database of information and rich media content to steer motivated job seekers in the right direction. An indispensable resource for recent college graduates, laid-off employees, or anyone else searching for work in a difficult economy and highly selective job market, ILostMyJob.com has grown into one of the most comprehensive free advisory services on the Web--a testament to the tireless efforts of Robert Shindell.

Since November 2008, Robert Shindell has served at ILostMyJob.com, a website which consists of videos and articles aimed at job seekers of all stripes and occupational specialties, providing specific recommendations for winning applications, resumes, interviews, references, and much more. Writing such point-driven articles as “Top Tips for Job Hunters: Questions to Get the Job,” “Can You Talk About Yourself,” and “Never Have Interview Butterflies Again,” Robert Shindell and the team at ILostMyJob.com, LLC offer a wealth of experience regarding proven methods to impress potential employers. With a focus on the occupational needs of mid-career job seekers, Robert Shindell also shares his expertise through “Dealing With the Stress of Career Transition,” “5 Tips for Going Back to School as an Adult,” and “Getting Your Finances in Order,” among other detailed articles.

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