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Social media tips for your next job search

Consumer Reports offers social media tips for your next job search.

Posted: Jan 3, 2018 4:37 AM

SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT JOB SEARCH

If you’re looking for a job, you’re going to need to do a lot more than spruce up your resume. As part of their screening, potential employers will likely scour your social media accounts. Which is why Consumer Reports says there are a few things you can do to put your best cyber-foot forward.

A CareerBuilder survey this year found 70% of potential employers used social media to screen candidates and more than half didn’t hire someone because of something they saw. Of course there are limits on how they can use what they find. Federal law bars employers from considering a person’s race, religion, disability or age when weighing candidates -- even if they glean that information on Facebook. Other rules vary state by state. It’s against the law in SOME states for interviewers to ask you for your passwords; others might resort to something called shoulder surfing, when the employer will have you open up your social media account and literally stand over your shoulder checking out your page.

As for photos OTHER people post of you, you can’t delete them but you can untag yourself. You can also use your page to carefully craft the image you want employers to see. In other words, accentuate the positive and eliminate -- and UNTAG -- the negative.

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