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Hiring Manager Secret #8. Don’t Look Stupid on the Internet
Social Media makes it very tempting to be more and more transparent about your personal life. It can be easy to let your guard down and reveal facts that shouldn’t be for public consumption. Now is the time to reel it back in. Carefully manage your privacy settings and closely monitor the content you allow to be seen publically. Better yet, you may want to follow this rule: only post material that you’d show directly to your boss. It’s important to be in control of your online presence. Employers Google your name, you should do the same to see what comes up.
Be purposeful about your online presence. In response to an online blog, one poster commented that this year they planned to “be more diligent at linking my LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook strategies in order to facilitate more of a personal connection.” This is a wise strategy you can employ for yourself. It’s also important to keep to the topic at hand. Not all social media serve the same purpose. Look at what the “mission statements” are for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN.
Discover what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world
What’s on your mind? / Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.
Over 65 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities
Stick to the topic! Try not to include too much personal activity on your LinkedIN. Your contacts won’t appreciate it. Don’t use Facebook and LinkedIN for minute-by-minute updates, that’s what Twiter is for. Use your social and professional media to your advantage, don’t let it tear you down. Also, make sure thay you use the highest integrity with your screen names, avatars, email addresses and even your passwords. No hiring manager wants to seriously consider a candidate with firstname.lastname@example.org for an email address.
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