Survey: Majority of workers search online for information about themselves
Although some might dub it egosurfing, others might call it a wise career move to conduct a Web search to see what information is available online about you. After all, what is visible to you also is visible to potential employers.
- Yes: 69%
- No: 31%
- Know what's out there. Set alerts using Google or other tracking services to receive a notification each time something new is said about you, and delete any content that could be seen as unprofessional or controversial. If you find unflattering material you cannot remove, be prepared to explain if a hiring manager asks about it.
- Take advantage of privacy settings. If you belong to social networking sites or have a personal blog, adjust your privacy settings so you control who has access.
- Contribute to the conversation. As appropriate, comment on articles of interest to you and your field, and consider writing columns for industry organizations.
- Exercise discretion. Be aware that whatever you post might be seen by potential employers, and give careful consideration to how statements you make might be interpreted. While you want to show you have a well-informed opinion, keep your comments constructive, and avoid disparaging others.
- Keep your profiles current. Make sure your professional profiles on sites such as Google and LinkedIn are up-to-date and highlight your experience.
- Can you social network your way to business success? 
- Twitter can be an important tool when job hunting