Prelude: The concept for this post was provided by ReputationManagement.com, a leading provider of premier relationship services.
Do you know what I give thanks for?
It's that when I was in my teens and early twenties, I wasn't on Facebook.
True, I did have my own website (talking about computer games and rave music - if anyone wants to experience my ancient and extremely poor game, "Ravers vs Peaceniks", I need something that can compile Visual Basic 3 code into something understandable by todays computers, do let me know if you have a solution) but that website has sunk virtually without trace, and I can proceed through life, unhindered.
Today however people (including, but not exclusively, the young) have to be prepared that whatever they put online may be accessible for years afterwards.
Put a cheeky selfie up about a few too many drinks? Or a long rant about an annoying customer at your current job? It might just be a bit of fun, but how would you feel if a potential recruiter viewed it?
ReputationManagement.com have put together this infographic full of tips on Googling yourself and seeing what's out there.