You’ve probably heard it a thousand times, but it’s an admonition that cannot be stressed enough. Your social profile is a sure giveaway to who you are as a person and as a worker – and employers know it. It’s not an HR tactic used only by forward-thinking companies. Employers everywhere are searching your social presence to see if you’re the kind of person they want working for them.
Need to clean up your online image? Here are 4 things you can do you to make sure your social profile is reflecting the right professional image to employers:
- Set your privacy settings appropriately.
- Be careful what you say. Your commentary says a lot about you. Ask yourself, “Is this something I want a potential employer to know?” If not, clean it up!
- Be mindful of pictures and video.
- Take a good hard look at your friend list. Are there people on there that are interacting with you in a way that could damage your job prospects?
By taking a little social inventory and heeding this advice, you’ll successfully avoid social media job sabotage!