One way to improve your chances of landing the job is by cleaning up your social media profiles so that the hiring representative doesn’t come across anything that would make him or her question your candidacy. Here are five ways to protect your online profiles during a job search.
1. Delete! Delete! Delete! Sign on to all of your social profiles and erase (or hide) the incriminating evidence … every last bit of it.
2. Top secret. Make everything PRIVATE!
3. Restricted. Create a Facebook “Restricted list” for people you don’t want seeing your posts.
4. The “click” of death. Don’t add or accept a friend request from your boss on your social networks, unless you are 300 percent sure there is absolutely nothing on your profiles that would compromise your chances of getting hired and/or staying hired.
5. Grow up.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor
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