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When it comes to dealing with ORM, everyone always has questions; usually very good ones -- we have answers. That's why we've created a list of the most common things people ask about and made it available here. So you may be surprised you might find out what you're looking for without having to go very far. Feel free to browse below. These are just a small number of the ways we can help at HopLite when ORM problems strike.
What Do Employers Want To See When They Google You?
It depends on several factors. The biggest it would seem, depends on your age group -- the people that employers tend to google the most often as part of a job search, are young people; people who are just out of college, have just finished, and are looking for that first big job. There is strong evidence to suggest at the time of this writing, that these are the people who are most often googled by employers. That is not to say that no one does a google search on older folks, they most certainly do; or that it doesn’t matter for them, it just seems based upon evidence we have collected that they are googled somewhat less often, but again however, it does also depend on the specific person, the potential employer involved, and the individual case in question.
In general, if any employer googles the name of a candidate, and nothing much comes up (that is, no major articles, or postings about them that show very much information of any kind) that probably will not serve as a disqualifier. Employers tend to be looking for something wrong, and especially with older candidates, they may not care very much if they cannot find much information. For people on the younger side though, it’s nice for them to be able to see some social media content, much of which tends to rank very, very highly in search engine results like a facebook profile (the content of which does not have to be public), perhaps a twitter account, linkedin, and even youtube. And, if you would like some advice on even hipper social media content that is very respectable in a professional sense and some employers may like even more, feel free to give us a call. Also, just because you’re on the older side does not mean that it’s inappropriate to have social media content as part of your internet search engine results. Whatever it is however, make sure none of the content itself is inappropriate, that is, content that is extreme and may turn off potential employers in some way.
The content that one has to worry about the most, however, are search engine results that may serve as a red flag or potential red flag to employers -- such as newspaper or other articles about a crime one may have been involved in in the past (such as a disturbance of the peace, for example), articles about bad financial transactions, or perhaps other questionable activity. Those are the things one has to worry about the most. It’s a good idea if you’re involved in a job search to do a google search (or bing or yahoo search) on yourself to see if any content like that arises or comes up, and if it does -- it’s a good idea to deal with it right away.
If you find questionable content about yourself in an online search engine result and you feel or have reason to believe it’s hurting your chances when it comes to getting a job, feel free to give HopLite a call. We can show you how to suppress any negative results and statistics show, from many different studies, that once this is done, employers will not see the information you don’t want, and it will cause your reputation no further harm whatever. If you’re having trouble showing employers (or others) the side of yourself you want because of bad search results there are ways to deal with it, and we can help. Don’t wait, call HopLite for some advice absolutely free and affordable prices today! Find out what we can do for you to help your Online Reputation!
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