You may not be using social networking as part of your job search strategy. You really should be, and we'll talk a whole bunch about why and how coming up here. But today's key point is this:
Your potential employer is. The recruiters working with them are.
Simply put, we seeeeee you. The good, the bad and the ugly.
Thus, I will offer a series of really obvious tips. If you're serious about that search:
- Remove the picture of yourself wearing an empty beer pitcher hat from your Facebook profile, ESPECIALLY if you failed to update your privacy settings a month or so ago, when Facebook "simplified" things for all of us ( http://bit.ly/dCDQXe).
- Don't, under any circumstance, tweet about how much you love beer bongs, strip clubs, pot or instigating bar fights.