The Matrix series of movies was rather entertaining and thought provoking. However, the premise of those films - that in the future, people will exist in reality, as well as in a virtual world run by computers, might already be here.
After all, as a person, you exist in two places: in reality (the real world) and on the Internet (a virtual world run by computers).
Here's the first problem: your virtual or online presence often does not closely match your real-world existence.
Here's the second problem: the first place that potential employers often meet you isn't in the real world . . . it's in "the Matrix" (i.e., on the Internet).
Actually, for the purposes of this article - and the purposes of advancing your career - you should have more than just an online presence. You should have an online identity.
If you've been lax in the attention that you've paid to your online identity, ask yourself this question: if you knew for sure that a hiring authority would see what's online about you before they even speak with you or meet with you, how would that change your attitude about your identity?
Why is this a pertinent question? Because that's exactly what happens.
As you (hopefully) already know, hiring authorities "Google" the names of job candidates long before they call them on the telephone or invite them in for a face-to-face interview. They see what the Internet turns up, including what a general search returns, as well as what information is available on social media.
In our next blog post, we'll provide some additional tips for what you can do to construct an online identity that will do you justice - since that's the first identity that many potential employers are going to meet.
And when they do, you'll want them to echo the words of Neo from The Matrix: "Whoa!"
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