As my senior year begins at Colorado State University, it is more evident than ever that everyone is gearing up for the all-important, yet alarmingly nerve-racking, job search. The next few months are filled with resume workshops, mock interviews, and networking events – but nobody is paying any attention to their online persona.
It should be stressed – your online persona a.k.a. social media must be polished just as much when embarking on a job search! Companies are no longer oblivious to the amount of information they can find out about a person on Facebook – and they know just about every college student has a Facebook page. What does this mean? Your future employer is checking you out online – looking at your pictures, reading comments, etc. – and if you have a whole album of your drinking photos or are chatting it up on your wall about how you played hooky last Friday, you better bet you won’t get that callback!
Wondering what to do now? Check out this great article, “Essential Social Media Etiquette for College Students: Six Tips.” This should get you started on revamping your Facebook page into something that represents you positively and professionally.
Do you have any more great Facebook tips you’d like to share?
Thanks for sharing the article, your online persona is a reflection of your real self too. Also, the LinkedIn profile of a job applicant probably plays a major role in nailing a good job. You should probably write a post on that too, it would be useful.
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Yes, LinkedIn is increasingly important for students and job applicants to have. I will be talking about that is future posts!
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