Everyone, whether they are aware (active) or not (passive), has a digital footprint and it’s important to be aware of your digital footprint, especially as healthcare professionals. Everything a person does, clicks, writes, shares, or completes online is a part of their permanent digital footprint. It’s important to be hypervigilant on anything placed and/or shared online, as it is potentially there forever.
Building a career-centric digital footprint
Use the internet as a platform to leverage our careers in healthcare, not hurt them, by leaving a footprint that is “heavier” than a personal social media account. A person’s online presence is now a potential employer’s first impression, and it is lasting and forever. One can easily prepare and maintain an electronic portfolio to impress and showcase their achievements, certifications, and career milestones.