What does Facebook say about you?

 



Is your Facebook profile employer ready?






Facebook has become a professional tool employers use to vet potential employees. Make sure what they see isn’t harming your chances of getting a new job.

Are you an obsessive selfie taker? Are your weekend antics splashed across your timeline? Do you have a tendency to share questionable material?

Perhaps it’s time to review how you use Facebook and consider how it’s affecting your career prospects.

Do’s and don’ts for your Facebook

  • Remove any photos, content and links that can work against you.
  • Keep your issues offline! Focus your content on positives and make sure to highlight your achievements or interests.
  • Create your own professional groups to network and establish relationships.
  • Remember others can see your friends, so be selective about whom you accept. Make sure to monitor comments made by others and posted on your timeline.
  • Don’t mention your job search if you’re still employed. It’s unprofessional!

Privacy settings

Remember, along with fine-tuning your CV, ironing your best shirt, and researching the companies you’re interviewing with, it may be time to pay a visit to your Facebook privacy settings and review what you’re revealing to the world.

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