How To Avoid A Social Media Faux Pas That May Damage Your Job Hunt

Forbes

Oct 30, 2018

There’s no denying that social media plays a role in today’s job search process. Networking sites such as LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and even Facebook allow for both potential employers and job candidates to research one another. For candidates, these sites provide the perfect opportunities to read up on job opportunities and the interests, brands and stories tied to specific companies. Likewise, companies can research potential new hires outside of what is written on their CV or how they appear in the interview.

I always encourage people to Google themselves (in incognito mode) -- to see what is out there on the web. Then determine if what is out there is in alignment with your personal goals. It might be as simple as making your Facebook private or making your LinkedIn account open. Also, tools like BrandYourself can help you do a risk or reputation analysis for free to see if you have a problem