Mastering Online Job Applications: Making the Most of Your Digital Footprint

Practically every defense professional has some form of digital footprint. Whether it’s social media activity, personal websites, online resumes, or anything similar, all of that information helps build a picture of who you are as a defense candidate or employee. As a result, it’s critical to cultivate the right image, ensuring you can make the most of your positioning. Whether you’re preparing to fill out online job applications or simply want to ensure that your digital footprint makes the best possible impression, you need to take action. Here are some tips for effectively managing and curating your digital footprint to ensure it supports your defense career. Manage Your Existing Digital Footprint Before you take any other step, it’s critical to assess your existing digital footprint. Determine what information about you is publicly accessible, including social media accounts, online resumes, stored job applications, and any other relevant source. As you find accounts and content, ......