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Social Media has become everyone’s virtual resume. In today’s job market there is no getting around the fact that anything you put on a social platform will be held against you. The first place a company recruiter looks when he or she needs to investigate a job applicant is the social platforms.
In today’s ultra competitive job market everyone needs to put their best foot forward on social. In the article by The Muze it’s explained that you cannot be a ghost on social either. In the past it was ok to be non-existent on all social platforms. However, in today’s job market you must have a social presence. The author describes in great details each and every aspect of how someone can go about staying ahead of their social presence.
The most important thing to consider about your social presence is that it needs to be neutral and relevant to the field you are looking to work in. There are even apps out there that can help you clean up your social presence. These apps can go out and do a search for your name and then scrub the results to find things that could be damaging to your potential interview. However, on the flip side from being ultra conservative, the author also suggests that you put some good relevant posts, information, and bio out there for others to see. The recruiter needs to know that your a “real person”.
In today’s modern digital world the job market has changed. Just think, if I go out and apply for a job, that manager could potentially find this article and use my information to search me out. Go ahead, try it out. Search for your name on social platforms and see what comes up. You might be surprised what’s out there. You should probably start cleaning some of that up.