• 12 April 2018
  • Recruitment Room

Could social media cost you your dream job?

We all love social media.

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

#200words #job

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!

  • Linkedin - we’ve written about it already, but on top of that: check which companies you’re following and which groups you belong to.
  • Facebook -  go to the “Timeline and Tagging” page and click “Review what other people see”.
  • Instagram - check what content you’re displaying and, most importantly, the pictures you were tagged in!
  • Email account - make sure that your profile picture is professional and the signature is up-to-date.
  • Twitter - does it reveal more information than you’d like to give away?
  • Other accounts -  Myspace, Tumblr, Google+? Search your old usernames and see what’s out there.
  • Skype, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts - pictures and statuses.
  • 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!


Sound career advice. Always under 200 words.

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