In our previous blog post, we discussed how The Matrix movie series actually reflects real life in regards to the importance of your online identity.
In this post, we'll discuss the link that exits between your online identity and your personal brand, especially as it pertains to your career. But first, a word about your "personal brand" vs. your "professional brand."
While it might seem as though these two are different, they aren't. Simply put, your professional brand is part of your personal brand—it exists within it. This mirrors real life, since your job or what you do for a living is only part of who you are.
That being said, when a company official "Googles" you for information, what they find is going to brand you in their minds - both personally and professionally. They're going to form an idea about what kind of person you are, what you like, what you dislike, what's important to you, what's not important to you, etc.
And they're going to form these ideas and brand you in their minds without even speaking with you or meeting you.
Consequently, it would be a good idea to construct your online identity with two goals in mind:
Then ask yourself these questions:
Chances are good that changes of some kind need to be made, and you should make those changes as soon as you possibly can - for the sake of your online identity, your personal (and professional) brand, and your career.
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