Social Media Tips for Job seekers

Potential employers can learn more about you more than we would like. Be aware that some discoveries can hinder the possibilities of an applicant being hired. It turns out that one in three employers have rejected candidates based on something they found out about them online. So, here’s a guide to what you need to know before you start sending your resume out there.

First thing first google yourself and see what pops up. Find out how much digital dirt you can find about yourself and delete or private them if you are able to. Make sure to clean up those incriminating photos and grumpy status updates because o the employer you are what you post.

Throughout all your social media platform make sure it is an extended version of your resume. A picture is worth a thousand words, so what you post as a profile picture or albums should say something positive about you.

Many employers research candidates online because they want to evaluate if you fit into the company culture, your qualifications, and professionalism in terms of social conduct. Have your social media platform represent your good personality, have a professional image, show off your wide range of interests, and make sure your background info matches what you previously submitted.  All in all, keep anything you’d rather hide from a future employer private.