Social media is becoming an increasingly powerful tool for jobseekers, with sites such as LinkedIn acting as valuable networking tool in the business world.
Whether you have just completed a school-based apprenticeship or you are climbing the career ladder, social media is becoming an important facet of the recruitment phase, with many employers screening potential employee’s personal pages.
Therefore, it is important that you manage and monitor your social media accounts, ensuring they reflect you in an admirable light.
Facebook and Twitter are more widely used among friends and families, however if an employer screens your name through Google, your account is likely to pop up.
Making sure your account is secure and set to private is vital for privacy reasons, but people may be able to still view photographs of you.
If you are on the job hunt, it is a good idea to make sure your photo and any public information is not going to hinder your chances of landing your dream position.
The same is even more applicable to your Twitter account as this type of social media is public and can be viewed by anyone.
If you do follow anyone or Tweet yourself, make sure they are suitable don’t portray you falsely in a negative light.
As with all social media and email accounts, it is always a good idea to regularly review your safety setting to ensure your security in the online world.