125: Maintaining a Professional Profile in the Digital Age

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox podcast. Today, we're talking about how to maintain a professional profile in the digital age where so much of your life is online, for better or worse. Technology is omnipresent; we are connected now more than ever, and in ways we don’t even know about. If you want to maintain a professional image, it is important to be mindful of what you’re posting, where you’re posting it, who can see it (intentionally or unintentionally), and other activities that might put you at risk. In this episode, we discuss: The common-sense factor: you don’t live in a bubble, so respect your own privacy Data being collected by a variety of tech companies, which you may not even know about Creating separate personal/professional profiles, adjusting privacy settings, and other things to think about when protecting your professional image Proactive steps you can take to develop a positive professional profile Google stalk yourself: make sure you know what’s out there about you, and take remedial measures if necessary Quitting the Internet! (No, really!) Resources: Gizmodo, “How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met.” (https://gizmodo.com/how-facebook-figures-out-everyone-youve-ever-met-1819822691/amp) Medium (https://medium.com/) Ms. JD (https://ms-jd.org/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Episode-125-Maintaining-a-Professional-Profile-in-the-Digital-Age.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes  (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) (or your listening platform of choice). And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee

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