Your digital identity is important not just for your personal reputation but for your professional reputation as well.
To protect yourself you need to take precautions in your social media space and create professional only social media profiles. This way you keep your professional and private lives separate.
It is important to have a well-constructed professional identity that is relevant to the career path that you wish to take. If you need guidance on this please see Careers and Employability Services.
You can use your professional social media accounts to connect with, subscribe to and follow the employers and companies you would like to work for. This allows you to keep up to date with the trends and events in your area of interest.
Set your professional tone by networking, interacting and assisting others using your social media profile. This means commenting on others’ posts and attended relevant industry events.