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Is your social profile too embarrassing to show employers?

Facebook Privacy SettingsDo you know what’s on your publicly available online social media profiles? Well, your recruiter certainly does.

Everyone knows you should do your homework about a prospective employer before an interview. Interviewers do the same homework on you, as well. Check out these smart tips from the Center for Career Opportunities and avoid any embarrassment or jeopardy:

Manage your social profile

  1. Use Google Alerts
  2. Limit you profile searchability
  3. Be aware of the message your profile pictures send
  4. Protect your tweets
  5. Review all pictures and posts you’re tagged in or have posted in the past
  6. Be smart and THINK before you post

Read more: How to Manage Your Social Media Footprint | Purdue CCO Blog.