Some of the things that I've read on Facebook are things that no prospective employer should be reading. In fact, I've read some profiles of job seekers that made me cringe when I thought about what a hiring manager would think if he or she read them.
It's really important, when job searching, to presume that anyone may be able to read what you post online, and to be very careful what you say about your personal life and your activities. The same holds true when you're looking for a summer job or internship, as well as when you're seeking full-time employment. Remember, it's a good idea to make your account private, so you'll be able to limit access to your profile to those you want to see it.
These MySpace, Facebook, and blogging do's and don'ts will help you manage your job search and protect your privacy.
Also, here's some good advice from Champlain College faculty member Elaine Young on how to clean up your MySpace and Facebook accounts, so they can help rather than hinder your job search.
Are you worried about your privacy? Comment below and let me know what you think, or take our poll: Are You Concerned About Posting Personal Information Online?
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