A lot goes into looking for a job: crafting a perfect resume, scouring job boards, reaching out to old colleagues and professors, attending community networking events, just to name a few.
But you also need to Google yourself—because potential employers sure are.
A study conducted by Career Builder found that:
- 57% of employers are less likely to interview a candidate they can’t find online
- 54% have not hired a candidate based on their social media profiles
- 70% use social media to screen candidates
Cultivating a professional online presence is crucial to successfully snagging the perfect job opportunity. College toga party pictures, drunk tweets, political rants, badmouthing former employers, and insensitive jokes that we thought nothing of at the time can now put a job offer in jeopardy.
Here are some strategies to clean up your digital presence as you prepare to seek out your next job opportunity:
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