Make Your Social Presence Shine
Whether you’re getting ready to head to college or apply for the job of your dreams, your social media presence is a big deal. In a world where we’re more connected than ever before, your social presence says a lot about you – and you can bet would-be employers and advisory boards will take a look as they consider your application to whatever. Luckily, you can make sure your social presence reflects well on you with these simple tips:
A picture is worth a thousand words, and your photos should say something positive about you and your personality. With this in mind, go through your pictures and remove anything that you wouldn’t want your future boss to see. While there’s no harm in posting pictures of yourself enjoying time with family and friends, it’s smart to stay away from images that could be even the slightest bit compromising.
Watch your language
Once you’ve gone through your photos, take a moment to check in on your updates. Since you never know who is scrolling through your social media, you want to stay away from anything containing foul language, profanity, racism, sexism, or homophobia. Even something you meant as a joke could cost you that coveted job or position.
Keep it professional – and personal!
You don’t want your social media presence to make you look like a job-seeking robot. With this in mind, don’t be afraid to keep some of your content up. Posting photos of yourself with family and friends, or engaged in activities you love can help would-be employers or educators get to know you better. That said, be sure to mix the personal with the professional – when your online messaging is clean and positive, you can trust that it will reflect well on your personality.
Clean up your friend’s list
Go through your friend’s list and get rid of anyone you don’t speak to, don’t know, or who is obviously a fake account. Cutting it down to the people you’re actually in touch with is a great way to make your profile that much more authentic.
Keep it current
Make sure your profile photo is current. It should reflect what you look like now – not what you looked like ten years ago.
Add relevant information
We’ve talked a lot about what to delete, but what about what you should add to your social profile? Consider incorporating information about your current job, school, city, or interests, as this is a great way to provide a well-rounded picture of your personality.
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