Facebook in the Real World

Posted on November 25th, 2009 by

Facebook. It seems like everyone and their mom has one – and so do future employers. It’s a well known fact that more and more companies are tapping into the social networking website to check up on potential new employees. It’s important to keep in mind that your future boss may or may not (most likely the latter) want to see photos that compromise your character.
So, take some time for yourself, make a sandwich and go on an un-tagging spree. Click away at any unflattering, NSFW (not safe for work) or just generally unnecessary photos. It will only take a few minutes and it’s well worth the time.
Another place employers look is the information tab on your profile. Make sure you’re only listing interests and activities that you would be okay with your mom seeing.
These small changes can make a big difference when you’re out looking for a job – or when that job is out looking for you.

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