Should I Be Concerned with my Social Media Presence?

ESS Candidate Newsletter – August, 2017

Worthington, OH August 01, 2017

In this month’s, ask the recruiter, we discuss what social media appearances are engaging for potential employers, and which should be removed from you profile.

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Ask the Recruiter – Should I be concerned with my social media presence?

You should be concerned with your social media presence if you have things you wish were not on public display. The easiest way to check is to Google your name and see what shows up. Any item on the results page can be reviewed by a potential employer by doing the same search you did. Items on the first page would be the items I am most concerned with.

The flipside to the social media concern are the positive things. Everyone assumes social media has negative consequences. What about individuals who use it to promote charitable work? What about individuals who have made a positive impact on their company or local community? Having these types of items appear when an employer does a search only strengthens the perception you created during the interview. Imagine how you would feel if the person you just interviewed was receiving an award and being recognized by his current employer.

Do your homework on yourself and see if there are things you need to change on the internet. The little things that show up could potentially harm or could potentially improve your chances in your next interview process.

I can be reached at 614-885-8490 or by e-mail at aw@ess123.com.

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