I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to design digital workplaces or “offices in the cloud.” These environments enable companies to allow flexible and remote working for their teams. I also teach the digital literacy, fluency, communication and collaboration skills needed to work in these modern technology-rich workplaces.

DIGITAL LITERACY 101: Your Digital Footprint is Now Part of Your Resume

In our programme entitled Virtual Work Skills for the Modern Workplace, we explore the seven Digital Literacy competencies, one of which is Online Career and Online Identity Management.

Course participants are helped to understand that every action you take online tells the world a story about you and that you have to be 100% certain that, that story is consistent with the personal brand you are trying to build.

Of course this is not about projecting someone you are not and authenticity really matters but you do have to have a clear understanding of the message you are sending out and the consequences of that on your career and future prospects.