Forget egosurfing for a second and ask yourself, how much can people learn about you by simply Googling you?
The idea behind the Google Yourself Challenge is this: friends, relatives, recruiters, hiring managers, and even strangers may be searching for you on the web. Why not Google yourself first and control what people can learn about you online?
Here are some statistics on who is looking for your data:
- 81% of millennials Google or Facebook their date before going out
- 79% of recuiters and hiring managers screen applicants by information available online
- 86% of hiring managers have rejected someone based on information available online
- 7 in 10 internet users search online for information about others
Check out some of these stats in this infographic…and then go Google yourself. (And your employees, employer, parents and kids!) You might be surprised at how much Google (and everyone else) knows about you!
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