To a job seeker, the Internet can sometimes seem like the wild, wild West. It often seems like there is danger at every turn. Job search scams are on the rise and there have been many reported cases of people having their online profiles hacked with detrimental consequences. From what I see, the boomers are often the most cautious about sharing information online; as a Boomer, I understand their concerns.
However, leveraging the power of the Internet and using it intelligently to create visibility for yourself to better manage your career is critical. Below are some of the mistakes I see Boomers making when managing their online identity and reputation.