Looking for work, set your Facebook page to private

It is no secret that companies do some research on potential employees nowadays. One of the first places they often look is Facebook. If you are looking for work there are a few things you can do, first is to set your personal page to private so only your friends and relatives can view your posts and photos. Next you can create a page just for employers to visit. This would be strictly for you to promote yourself and your career. It should remain separate from your personal page. It is the page that if companies are trying to find you on Facebook, they will find. You can also change your name on your personal Facebook page to a nickname rather than your legal name.

Other steps to take if you are looking for work is to remove anything you don't want them to know about you online. Simply Google your name and see what comes up. If your Twitter account shows up then you should look at that to see if you need to remove some of the tweets you put on there, change your name on the account or remove it entirely. If your name shows up on old websites that you once had you can simply go and change them or remove them.

Looking for work is hard work to begin with. You don't need to be shooting yourself in the foot by having your name all over the internet that puts you in an unfair light.

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