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The Google Yourself Challenge

Forget egosurfing for a second and ask yourself, how much can people learn about you by simply Googling you? The idea behind the Google Yourself Challenge is: friends, relatives, recruiters, hiring managers, and even strangers may be searching for you on the web, Google yourself first and control what people can learn about you online.

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Infographic: The Google Yourself Challenge

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9 comments

  1. Interesting but rather creepy; I know I’ve contacted sites and had them remove my information.

  2. If you enter contest I guarantee you are all over the internet. Everytime you make a comment it is there somewhere!

  3. It’s creepy when you realize how much of ‘you’ and all your information is on the internet! My teacher was just warning us about not posting wild pictures and things because universities and jobs actually do look at social media!

  4. Realized this a long time ago and I agree with every bit of advice this infographic presents.

    When I was interviewing someone for a job at the company I was working for, they told me at the end of the interview “Congrats on getting award so-and-so, I read about you on the internet”. It was a strange moment, but apparently even people who would want to work for you are searching to know more about you on the internet.

  5. good advice. who knows that is on there!!

  6. I google myself quite frequently but luckily for me, there are a gazillion people with the same name so I am not overly concerned. Besides, I don’t use my real name whenever I share anything online. I know for a fact that anything you post online is indelible. Great infographic as always! Keep them coming!

  7. I Google myself every few weeks! :)

  8. Jeannette Laframboise

    Wow, I thought about a few of these things but not all and truthfully I have never Googled myself…well, until now that is and I was shocked to see all the the places I have been. I am so glad I haven’t done anything crazy and posted it online particularly when it comes to work. I have heard enough of those horror stories about people losing jobs because of something they put online. Thanks for yet another great infographic!

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