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Continued: Job Hunting? Go Google Yourself

  • Article by: KEVIN DONLIN , Star Tribune Sales and Marketing
  • Last update: August 11, 2006 - 4:57 PM

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!


Kevin Donlin is President of Guaranteed Resumes. Since 1996, he and his team have provided resumes, cover letters and job search help to clients in all 50 states. Author of "51 Ways to Find a Job Fast -- Guaranteed," Kevin has been interviewed by USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Radio and many others. As a reader of this publication, you can get a Free Job Search Kit ($25.00 value) at the Guaranteed Resumes Web site - www.gresumes.com

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