By Viktor Van Schaardenburg-Zizka
A digital footprint can be a very helpful but it can also be very harmful. Digital footprints can cause you problems for employment. If you post something harmful to others or something dumb or anything of the kind your employers can see this. They can judge you by what your post are and this could make them to fire you and stay unemployed. According to www.careerbuilder.ca, 63% of hiring managers decide not to hire an applicant because of something they found questionable on a social media page. Ex: If you post a picture of you vaping or something of that kind, your employer could find these pictures and not hire you. Secondly, digital foot
prints can be used to your advantage. If your social media page or pages are good
and they show that you are an active person and you have a nice life, your employers are way more likely to hire you. You can show what type of person you are i
n your social media page. If what is on your social media is good then you have that advantage of your interviewer being more sure about what type of person you are.
To begin with, your digital footprint involves anything you do online. From your Instagram to your google searches. The main and simple thing to do to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe, is to think before you do anything. Don’t go recklessly on the inter
net and do or post whatever you want. If you think before your actions, you will have no problem with your footprint. Secondly, you can also focus on a certain subject on your social media page. Ex: Foods, news etc… Avoiding spam accounts is a great method of staying on the right path. If you don’t have a spam account, it will be easier to manage your posts because you have a lot less posts to think about. Thirdly, do not post your every moment of your day onto your so
cial media page. The more you post, the more you have to control and take care of.
I learned a lot of things making this project. The most impactful thing I’ve learned is how easily something that you do online can be found. Something as a simple as an old profile picture or post can be found by just searching up your name. It shows how much a single mistake can affect your life. I could post something inappropriate at the age I am now and it will affect my future employments for the rest of my life.
By: Jeremy Levin