USING SOCIAL MEDIA AND HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION
Social media is a great way to stay in touch with family friends and even potential employers, we display so much information on the internet, you need to make sure that you are seen in a good light. It has been known that controversial images and or statements can be hugely detrimental when getting a job, if you were a company would you hire you? Make sure all your settings are private, you do not want the Friday night pictures on public display, this can see you in the wrong light to potential business’s/employers, limit public access and be sensible!
Have a google search of yourself, if anything is public you will be able to change the content to private, and keep up to date with this. Use professional emails when applying for jobs, do not use an old email you made when you were young such as ‘ILOVEBEER@……. Make yourself a professional email and use these according to whom your contacting.
If you place anything online this can be found, it is part and partial of today’s social media, personal information can be found even if it is a friend of a friend so be really mindful, if you do not want to be seen do not place images online