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4) You Can Handle The Truth
If questioned by an employer about something you posted online, take responsibility and put the best face on things. Explain how you are now a better, smarter potential employee because of what you learned from an ill-advised Web posting or e-mail message.
To learn more about how to respond to negative online publicity about yourself, search for the topics "crisis communications" and "crisis management" at Google. There are plenty of articles to guide you.
Here's hoping these four tips will help burnish your online image and get hired faster!