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5 Ways for Job-Seeking Millennials to Clean Up Their Social Media Profiles Today

5 Ways for Job-Seeking Millennials to Clean Up Their Social Media Profiles Today
From Recruiter - July 20, 2016

Graduation has come and gone. If youre like so many young people today who were unable to secure professional employment in the field of theirchoice before leaving college, youre likely still hunting for those ideal job postings, submitting applications, and going on as many interviews as possible.

Resume in order? Check. Networking events attended? Check. Social media accounts cleaned up? Hmm.

If you havent done so already, you might want to seriously rethink what youve put out into the social media universe as well. This, believe it or not, is a critical part of the job search.

A recent surveyconducted by my nonprofit, the 1,000 Dreams Fund, viaToluna Quicksurveys found that half of job seekers polled between the ages of 18 and 25 dont plan to clean up their social media profiles before applying for jobs. This is a big mistake, especially given that employers say they use social media to screen and possibly eliminate candidates, according to another recent survey.

The bottom line is this: Dont let some social media goof overpower your stellar application and prevent you from becoming the next promising employee at the company of your dreams!

Here are five tried-and-true tips from other successful grads about cleaning up your social media profile during the all-important job hunt!

1.Google Yourself

Search yourself to see what comes up. Be sure to dig deep and see what each page contains. What you see may surprise youand its the quickest way for you to gauge what employers are seeing.

2. Keep It Private!

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