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What Is Your Online Reputation Like

When you join a club or organization and you are an active member, you will soon develop a reputation. Our reputation follows us everywhere we go. Some of us have really good reputations while others reputations are so bad we don’t even mention that persons name.

The average person may not think that they have an online reputation since they don’t really do anything on-line; that’s where we are mistaken. Anything you put on the Internet goes straight to your on-line reputation. A mean tweet, a rant on facebook, a bad product review, you name it, it goes to your on-line reputation. So, why should one care about their on-line reputation?

In today’s world, we strive to make life easier. For employers, finding the right employee can be daunting; you just never know who you are interviewing these days. Companies want to protect their assets, and part of doing that means hiring the right people for your business. 77% of the HR departments are required to run a basic Google search for potential employees. It’s also cited that 45% of the people doing the Google searches have found something to make them decide to not hire who they were searching.

How do you find out what your Online reviews is like? Simply Google your first and last name and see what pops up. If you see a bunch of negative content, you have a negative online reputation. Fear not, though, because there are several ORM (online reputation management) firms out there that can help you build the reputation you desire.

Be careful to not get connected with the wrong firm. If a firm guarantees a certain search result or a quick fix (less than six months) beware, they are probably scamming. Another good sign to look for is their advertising. If an ORM firm is spending a lot of money on ads, it’s safe to say they prioritize getting new customers instead of keeping current clients satisfied.


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