NYC Department of Education

Digital Footprint Quiz

How Strong is Your Digital Footprint?

Take this quiz to find out.

Are there key words or an alias connected to me that admissions officers or business recruiters could use to find me online?
Yes, and they would be positive.
I think there are some key words that could be positive.
Some, but not sure it would have a positive influence.
No.
Yes, but what they found would not be positive.

Do I regularly check up on my digital image and see if other people have posted comments, videos, or images about me on publicly viewable sites?
Yes. I often do by using  services such as Google Alerts and it is mostly positive.
Not regularly. I might sometimes do an online search of my own name.
Rarely. I usually find out if other people let  me know.
No.
Yes, but most of what I find is not positive.

If I do a full name search of myself via search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc., how many positive results appear about me? (Subtract any results that you think might be inappropriate for a potential employer, internship,  or college recruiter.)
More than 5
3 or 4
1 or 2
There’s nothing there
Most of what appears does not present me in a way that will help my college or career success.

How many online profiles have I created that I am proud of in places like Google, LinkedIn, About.Me, Facebook, Twitter?
More than 2
2
1
None
I have created profiles that do not portray me in a positive light.

If I do an image search of myself, how many images appear that present me in a positive light? (Subtract any images that you think might be inappropriate for a potential employer, internship, or recruiter.)
More than 10
6 to 10
1 to 5
There’s nothing there
Most images do not present me in a way that will help my college or career success.

How much of my online footprint represents the reputation I want to share with a college, internship or career recruiter?
All of it
Most of it
Some of it
There’s nothing there
Some of my footprint does not represent the reputation I want.

How many videos of me convey what I would want a college, internship, or employer to know ?
Most
Some
Very little
There’s nothing there
There are images I would prefer were not seen by a recruiter or admissions office.

How many items that I've been named or tagged in are ones which I would want a college, internship, or employer to see?
Most
Some
Very few
There are no comments about me
There are comments which  do not represent what I would want seen.


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