Remember that future employers may be searching for you online.  Make sure your social media profiles give them the best first impression of you and your talent.

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Watch this video – Manage your Online Presence by Stacey Gordon on (5m 3s) (uni login required)

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Then: check your Facebook profile, how does it look to an employer if they search for you on a public search engine?  If you are revealing too much, consider changing your privacy settings.

olympic_torchTIP! Search yourself on Google, are the results employer friendly?

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Watch Frances Gow from University of Westminster’s Career Development Centre present Managing Your Online Identity at Get the Digital Edge 2013.


trophy Success! By checking out the resources above you now have the knowledge to make your profile employer friendly.  Always make sure your privacy settings are up to date and if in doubt get a critical friend to search you online and review what they see.  Remember that even if you delete a post there’s a chance it may still be out there somewhere, so always think twice before posting.

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