Topic 3 – Reflective Summary

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Read some blog posts that caught my attention and sparked me to look into the question in more than one way.  As most of the posts are talking about the link with authentic online professional profile with personal branding which i shared the same perspective as them.

Came across to Wei Jie’s WordPress where he mentioned about conducting self-analysis which i agree it is very important that an individual should do before setting up your authentic online digital profile. His post gave me insights on how to enhance user control which others search up on you online. And how defensive googling helps!

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Another point which got me thinking after reading posts is when i mentioned on the “cleaning-up” of your identities online, as we all know there are many data mining companies out there, there might be the possibility of our digital footprints are already tracked and recorded down before we could take it down or put it in a way saying that all information we posted online is being recorded. This gives us a risk of our past getting dig out which does not help in building our authentic professional profile right? One way can be found on social media examiner. Anyone wants to find out more about you, they go straight to google! How can you reduce negative search results? Maybe The Online Privacy Blog can help but Google is too big to control.

We can’t control others copying your professional profile online, taking it as a reference to theirs’ which may cause some misunderstanding like having similar profiles. How can you stand out from them? Maybe have recommendation letters which is unique to one or good testimonials.

Guessed we have to consider many more other factors when developing our authentic online professional profile, the internet is a game changer place!

View my comments on Junwai’s WordPress & Nicholas’s WordPress

References
How to Clean Up Your Digital Footprint and Your Online Identity
Personal To Professional: You Are Your Own Brand
How to push negative search results down: 4 steps to bury them
10 Simple Ways to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out
Linkedin Training- How to make your Linked In profile more attractive to recruiters

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