Earlier this week we shared stories of four nannies that were fired from their jobs from what they posted on Facebook and for spending too much on Facebook during work hours. But, you shouldn't just be careful about what you post on Facebook, you need to be careful what you post anywhere on the Internet.
One of the first things most employers do when they receive your resume is
Google your name. Before applying for nanny jobs it's best to google your name and see what potential employers will see.
When you google your name do you see?
- Sexy photos of yourself in bathing suits, lingerie, or sexually suggestive photos?
- Do you see any photos of yourself partying and drinking alcohol?
- Do you see comments of political hate speech you have made after googling your name?
- Did you make any comments on blogs or under articles that rant and rave or bully others?
This article explains that you can't delete what you find on the Internet but you can create more positive content, If you find information on the Internet that is unattractive K Jessie Austin suggests creating a web site with your name as the domain name such as www.yournamehere.com. Or start a free blog on Wordpress.com or Blogspot.com.
Be sure to click here to see more tips the article suggests for manipulating what employers see when they google your name.
What do you see when you google your name? What are the worst things for nannies and au pairs to post on the Internet?