By Hucky Austin
It used to be that social networking websites were just for teenagers but not so anymore. Leveraging social networks has become essential for promoting your business, ideas, or even for job searching. Basically, these networks offer a person free access to the internet and potentially, access to millions of people. With every new asset comes potential liabilities and social networks are no different, but you can avoid some of the pitfalls by following a few tips.
Many employers do background checks as part of a pre-employment screening process. Every time you post something on the internet you have left a clue for your prospective employer into who you are. Think about it like this, before you post something on your facebook page, ask yourself if you would like to explain whatever you are posting to the person sitting across the desk from you who you have just asked for a job. If you have pictures of you at your best friend’s bachelor’s party, it might be a good idea to remove them before you submit your resume. It doesn’t matter whether or not you put your facebook account on the resume, they will find the information and it will help them form an opinion of you as a potential employee.