Q: Last week you recommended in your Ask Denise to check a potential referee’s online profiles to make sure they are serious about their business. Can you elaborate on that?
A: You bet! While there are a number of websites that you can have a profile on, the following are the ones that are most important on a national level. I recommend that you have your consistent, professional bio on all of the sites as well as all your contact information (include phone numbers and email if you can). Of course, include your photo as well. Here is the list of sites that you need to update your profiles on:
- Your company website
- And if you belong to any groups which have an online directory (such as your Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, etc) make sure you include your information there as well.