How Social Networking Can Impact Your Job Search
Written by Carl Malkin Posted in Internet
Most young people nowadays are on at least one if not many social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Can having these pages impact on your job search whether it is for the better or worse?
Social media sites such as these appear very high in search results so you should make sure your privacy settings are set to the highest level.
What does your page say about you?
If your page is completely open an employer can quite easily search for you online and see all your posts and pictures.
Do using social media impact your job search?
If you have posted recently about how you lied at an interview or didn’t turn up to a course how would this look to a potential employer. How about if your profile states you love to party all night and drink on a regular basis? Statements like this would not thrill most employers. Should prospective employers be reading your personal information? Maybe not, but if you put it on social media sites anyone can read it. Many employers now will search on social media sites to try and find out information on candidates so be careful what you post.
It was on the news recently about young people being at risk if they post too much information about themselves. This may not only affect your job search but also your own personal safety. Even the most innocent updates could give dangerous information away to potential predators. Make sure all your social media sites are set to private and only have people on there that you actually know in real life.
For more information on how to make your Facebook and twitter page private follow these links.
About the Author
Carl is a My Future Tutor in our King's Lynn hub.