In many cases, but especially in recruitment, I believe that first impressions are rapidly moving from the personal encounter to a digital one. This makes your digital identity really important since ”First impressions last”, right? I certainly think so. Or at least, a bad first impression leaves you with a long, long way to go.
What is a Digital Identity?
We leave traces all the time and these traces could be what tips the scale. As a potential employee, they could get you your next job, and as an employer, they could very well save you from a bad and costly recruitment.
Everything you write, upload, comment on, twitter or post becomes a part of your digital identity. What’s worse is that it will also include what others say about you, what you write, your tweets, or blog post. So it’s a matter of (literally) not being caught with your pants down at any time. Or it’s a matter of creating and maintaining a good, representative digital identity.