Online reputation management and reputation management in general should be courses that students should be offered in school. Today, that is what employers look at first before even calling you in to set up a meeting. So why haven’t schools caught on to this trend yet? The most effective thing that a student can bring to an employer is their online abilities. That is one of the biggest assets in today’s modern technology driven society. LinkedIn accounts are quickly becoming the most important component of an individual’s online reputation management abilities as it now serves was an online resume for employers to review which gives them an idea of your reputation management aptitude.
Schools would be teaching their students how to present themselves with dignity and professionalism with online reputation management courses. Especially in today’s society where most young adults are accessible through the many social media platform made accessible to them. Many don’t know what reputation management entails and their online reputation management is weak and won’t help them in the future when they want to find a professional job within their respective fields.
Many young adults don’t think twice about posting something before it is made public which can be detrimental to their online reputation management and their overall reputation management competence. Many people do not consider the hanging effects of posting something now because they are not taught what or how to effectively use their reputation management skills.
What good is it to have a spectacular and impressive CV that you’ve altered several times and spent countless hours revising if the next thing your potential employer is going to do it look you up online and see the side of you that you wish they hadn’t. It would be a useful asset to have the proper knowledge of online reputation management and the etiquette that goes along with that in an effort to build your own personal reputation management system.