How your digital footprint could ruin your career
Tread carefully on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. You might do yourself out of a new job
Last month, a middle management employee working in marketing went to see a recruitment consultant. He was keen to move up the ladder, feeling that opportunities for promotion in his present workplace were severely limited. But the consultant had some very sobering news for him……
As documented in the linked article, prospective Employers and Recruitment Companies are increasingly using incorporating low level social media monitoring to review and assess candidates, even for the most routine of positions. And if the position applied for is at a senior level – be that management of board level – or requires a specific Security vetting clearance, then the checking will be undertaken using specialist Social Media monitoring software.
Not covered in these recent articles, which focus on advising potential applicants not to transgress in their social media conversations and comments, is guidance on how to a) accurately identify your own social media footprint and b) identify the best ways to address any possible problems.
At O’Connor Swale Partners, we provide a range of online personal reputation management solutions to clients utilising the cutting edge ECIJA Brand Watch monitoring software. The most basic of our searches that we undertake will provide a comprehensive, multi-platform summary of the clients online footprint, highlighting not only the clients own ‘contributions’ but also identifying malicious comments or even fraudulent websites that have been created to slander the client. These reports are created in a clear chronological format and classified in terms of risk to the individual. OSP can then provide the additional support services and advice around optimisation, seeking redress through the social networks. In very rare cases we can provide the legal guidance and support to seek more formal sanctions if the client has been the victim of fraudulent or malicious activity online.
For more information on how OSP PRM Services could help you, contact us at www.ospreputationmanagement.com and fill out the online form.