Review of Brand-Yourself.comAlexa Ehrlich | October 30th, 2010
So have you ever been on a blind date? Well I just went on one a few weeks ago and decided to Google my date. I know I know, slightly creepy but I couldn’t resist the urge. With Google & Facebook it was kind of hard not to wonder what the guy looked like! And after the fact I learned he googled me as well. So HA we’re even!
Anyways there is this brilliant website called brand-yourself.com where you can help control what people see when they google your name. It’s pretty neat and 100% FREE…can’t beat that! It’s similar to ReputationDefender.com but that one you have to pay for. So why should you check out a website like this one?
Just like future employers check out your Facebook page, they also could Google you. And what if someone with your same name has committed a crime or is on a sexual predator list? Ok I know, harsh examples but you never know!
So, with this site you can help control what information shows up & in what order you want it to appear. It may take 3 weeks or 3 months to get it to where you want it but after all is said & done you will look like a top notch hire! Kind of frustrating that it’s not automatic but Rome wasn’t built in a day…
Brand-yourself.com is a product of Dan Schawbel the founder of the http://www.personalbrandingblog.com/. This is a blog I enjoy that helps give individuals ideas into how to make themselves into a brand; something well-known, respected, and appreciated. The blog discusses how you only want positive, work-friendly things listed about you on the web.
Check these two sites out if you have some time to brand yourself! And no don’t go modify your body or inflict pain on your skin…. just take ownership for yourself and what you’re all about, be proud of who you are and what you have to offer to this world!
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About the Author: Originally from Danville, Illinois, I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism and Second Concentration in Gender Studies from Indiana University Bloomington in May 2010. I am now an aspiring Broadcast Journalist with great experience in the field, which I have obtained through various internships and with my involvement in IUSTV, the student produced news team at Indiana University.I am excited for new challenges and new learning experiences with each day in this field of work.I enjoy writing, volunteering in my local community, traveling, reading, and working out. I am eager to see where my degree will take me! For now I am so happy to have the opportunity to be contributing to SDZR.