Connect with employers online

Connect with employers online

Many employers look at online profiles

More and more employers are "screening" potential candidates via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter — and almost 1/3 indicated that they eliminated a candidate from the competition based on their social media presence.

Understand — and use — your privacy settings!

This doesn't mean you shouldn't post personal information (including your party pictures) online; it just means you need to be aware of the potential for recruitment — or disaster — based on your online information. You need to ensure your privacy settings are working for you, and you need to manage your online presence so you attract the kind of attention you want from potential employers.

Think about your privacy settings

Since most people are familiar with social networks, it's important to have a solid understanding of your privacy settings and what is appropriate to communicate to potential employers…and what's not. Obviously, your growing professional network having access to your spring break photos is not only unnecessary, it may even damage your reputation now and in the future — so make sure you know who has access to what!

Create an online profile specifically for professional purposes

Consider setting up a LinkedIn profile. While Facebook is primarily a social tool, LinkedIn was specifically developed to help you build and maintain a solid network of professionals in your field, and to aid employers in finding you.

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