This challenge comes at an interesting time for me, since I am moving to Virginia in about five weeks and am in the beginning stages of a job search. This challenge made me think about the quality and quantity of information about me available to potential employers via the Internet.
To examine the quality of information, I googled my name. I’m not in the #1 spot, but I do make the first page. The information that currently show up is scant, but at least correct. However, there are at least two or three other Kimberly McCollums who I could be confused with. How do I set myself apart? Should I start using my middle name or my maiden name as well? I’ve started commenting as Kimberly McCollum, after a stint as kamccollum. I wonder a little if a change to Kimberly Anne McCollum confuse people, but I suspect that it is early enough in my “blogging/commenting career” to make the switch without problems.
If I had more content and stronger content, “my personal brand” would be more identifiable and perform better in a Google search. I need to start sharing more.