FlexJobs.com recently shared an interesting infographic about the real life implications of online content. For cancer survivors, online content can potentially have even bigger implications when it comes to finding, or keeping, a job after diagnosis.
The infographic, which is based on a survey by Domain.Me, shows that only 22 percent of survey respondents found that the information that appears is exactly what they want people to know about them.
Have you "googled" yourself recently? If you find information that you don't want an employer or recruiter to see, particularly if you wish to keep your cancer diagnosis private, here are some steps you can take from our Online Reputation Management article:
- Delete what you can from your postings on Facebook and other media that talk about your cancer. The more active you've been on these sites, and the longer ago you have posted about your cancer, the more likely that information is to be buried--a good thing.
- Set up a Google alert. Plug in not only your name but your name and your company's name, your name and title, or other ways people in your industry or profession might search for you. You can keep track of that information as it floats up in the alerts.
- Build up your presence on key sites, especially professional sites such as Linked in. Don't just fill out the basics. Build your profile. Be active on the site. Ask for recommendations. Give recommendations.
You can also find more tips on managing your privacy and online reputation in our Your Online Footprint section.