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Could social media cost you your dream job? #ThursdayTips

12/04/2018


We all love social media. <3

Although perhaps not when we hear about yet another data breach or Facebook scandal… </3

When it comes to recruitment, most of the recruiters will check your social media at some point:



So it’s high time you performed your personal social media audit!

  1. Linkedin - we’ve written about it already, but on top of that: check which companies you’re following and which groups you belong to.

  2. Facebook -  go to the “Timeline and Tagging” page and click “Review what other people see”.

  3. Instagram - check what content you’re displaying and, most importantly, the pictures you were tagged in!

  4. Email account - make sure that your profile picture is professional (a selfie could cost you a job) and the signature is up-to-date.

  5. Twitter - does it reveal more information than you’d like to give away?

  6. Other accounts -  Myspace, Tumblr, Google +? Search your old usernames and see what’s out there.

  7. Skype, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts - pictures and statuses.

  8. Google your name and see what comes up!

When assessing your social media presence, imagine a Hiring Manager checking out your profile.

The golden rule: if you’re not sure how the content of your post could be received - stay safe and don’t post it!

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