In this interview, I talked with Hannah Morgan, the founder of CareerSherpa.net where she provides legendary advice on job search, personal branding, and online visibility and reputation management. She also writes about careers for U.S. News and World Report and co-authored the book, “Social Networking for Business Success: How to Turn Your Ideas into Income.”
One of the things that Hannah and I discuss the segment from last week, “Would You Resign This Way?” where the cast I discussed the reputation of the woman resigning via video. Listen to Hannah’s response to how this woman may appear to employers.
Then we discussed the small differences between how an online reputation is viewed in 2014 than it was in 2011, and how much social proof is weighed as a positive attribute. Hannah shares a study that showed 80-90% of employers are “googling candidates.” Listen to her response about how our personal and business reputations have merged.
Hannah shares about some tools to use to fix your reputation if needed such as a tool called Brand Yourself. She also promotes (as I do) in using Linked In as a portfolio where you can post articles, videos, and samples of your work product.
Oh, by the way, there were funny things that were happening with my Internet connection so there might be one part of the conversation I did not edit when I lost Hannah. It may seem that she changes subjects within a sentence, but that was due to me stopping and starting.
Please, editing faux pas and all, enjoy our conversation.