People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

Creating and Managing Your Online Identity

Last week, I attended Susanne Markgren’s presentation on Creating and Managing Your Online Identity: Tips for Success at the ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group.

During this inspiring and informative discussion, Susanne shares 10 steps for a better online identity.

These are just some of the points that came up during the presentation:

  • accept that you have a online identity whether you want one or not
  • ask yourself what your goals are for creating an online identity
  • think carefully about how you are going to brand yourself
  • keeping your professional and personal online identities separate may be impossible, so err on the side of professionalism in anything you do online
  • set up online alerts with your name to see what is out there about you
  • create an online portfolio
    • this is more than a resume, it is a place to showcase your work, experience, talents, etc.
  • once you have your online portfolio, share the link
    • put the link in your email signature, on your business card, in your LinkedIn page, etc.
  • if you have a LinkedIn page, keep it clean and you don’t need to put everything on it, instead steer people towards your online portfolio

Check out Susanne’s presentation for more helpful advice.


One response to “Creating and Managing Your Online Identity

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