What Your Social Media Says About You To Employers

What you put on the Internet can live forever, including what you post to your social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

What Your Social Media Says About You To Employers

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What you put on the Internet can live forever, including what you post to your social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. If you think only your circle of friends and family members are viewing these accounts, you’re mistaken because a good number of employers are also using these outlets as resources to screen job applicants.

In a matter of minutes of conducting an online search of your name, e-mail address, or phone number, employers can find more information than they may need. Some of the things employers find may prove to be damaging to your chance of securing an opportunity to a job interview or job offer. Protect yourself with these tips!

Be Mindful Of The Photos And Videos You Post

While Facebook has generally been accepted as a forum for personal use and LinkedIn is for professional networking, be cautious of the types of photos and videos you post to all social media sites. While you don’t need to have a profile photo dressed in a suit on Facebook, it makes sense to do it for LinkedIn. At the same time, air on the side of caution with your profile photo for all social media sites. Many of these sites allow you to adjust your privacy settings so that only your network of contacts may view what you post on your profile.

Make Sure Everything Checks Out

Don’t expect employers to simply refer to the resume you submit – cross-checking of information does occur. Make sure what you are showing on your resume is reflective of what you have online as well.

Don’t Share Everything

Social media sites allow you to share your feelings and thoughts, but that does not mean you have to be a total open book. Employers looking at articles you’ve shared or comments you’ve made on your status, and photos and videos provide insight on your character. Take a look at your accounts to remove anything that may be inappropriate from your present to past history – whether it’s complaining about work, your employer, or anything else you’d be embarrassed for a prospective employer to find out.

Just remember: if it’s something you don’t want the general public to see, don’t post it! You may think it’s being kept within your circle of contacts, but you never know if it may get forwarded or shared elsewhere for prospective employers to find and see.

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