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How do I repair/establish my online reputation?

illini1022 (1480073) writes | more than 5 years ago

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illini1022 (1480073) writes "I'm currently a senior nearing graduation from college. With studies focusing on power and energy I believe I have set myself up extremely well for post-graduation employment. I have one concern. The top search result on Google for my full name is a blog posting regarding an article about a pedophile that happens to bear the same name as myself. The blog also originates from a city I lived in during a summer (specified on my resume). Upon closer inspection, it would become quickly apparent that the subject in question is not myself. The person of interest was in the military, which I have never been. However, I fear this unfortunate coincidence might cost me chances at employment with companies I am now applying to. I have absolutely no issue with any employer finding anything I've put on the internet, I have been careful to protect my reputation. My concern is with an employer mistaking me for someone else, and disqualifying me from recruitment. I've attempted to contact the blog owner to no avail. What are my options? Am I overreacting? Should I attempt to set up my own site that would steal the top Google search from this blog posting? I appreciate any insight/advice."

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