#11 – Have you Googled Yourself Lately?

{20 Ways to Love Your Professional Self}

Amy McGeachy, HR Consulting & Executive Coach, is blogging every work day during the month of February about 20 Ways to Love Your Professional Self. Take good care of your professional self and check back regularly to be inspired.

#11 – Have You Googled Yourself Lately?

Have you Googled yourself lately? Seriously this might sound vain but it’s a really important step to professional success.

While coaching an individual who was in a job search I asked this same question. After our call he conducted his personal Google search and guess what? The first thing that came up in his search was an arrest warrant! Yikes, it wasn’t for him but someone with the same, somewhat unique, name. He immediately called back in utter surprise. We quickly developed a PR strategy to help him overcome this issue.

Close to 50% of employers use Google or various other search engines to do a preliminary background check on candidates. It’s worth your time to 1) conduct a search and 2) develop a personal PR strategy.

xoxo ~ Amy

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Amy McGeachy is an HR Consultant & Executive Coach in Portland, Oregon. Amy is a certified HR Professional (PHR) through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is also a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In February Amy is blogging about {20 Ways to Love Your Professional Self}. Check in daily to be inspired.

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