When’s the last time you Googled yourself? Do you know what would show up if a prospective employer typed your name into Google, or if the person you met on a date over the weekend decided to read up on you? Here’s why you need to be Googling yourself, as you never know just how much information on you is easily accessible out there.
This infographic from Social Catfish goes through some of the implications of having your data easily accessible online, and why you really should care what search results come up under your name on Google.
It also gives some tips for getting your data taken down if you do find something undesirable under your name on Google. Check it out:
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