How do employers use social media to screen candidates?

You would be amazed! Take a look at this infographic from Mashable. Then check the privacy settings on your Facebook.

 

 

You may need to significantly improve your online presence. After you check Facebook, build a solid presence on LinkedIn. The LinkedIn Learning Center is a great way to get information to move forward with your profile. Start with their overview video. We also have a LinkedIn expert at The Career Center, Felicia Parks, who did a series of videos that you might find helpful. If you don’t have a lot of experience or if you need to be able to demonstrate an interest in an issue area, then Sparked.com could be a way to help. And by that, I mean you get a chance to help others and the experience can help you. Sparked.com is a micro-volunteering site where, in the time it takes you to play Angry Birds, you could be helping a nonprofit organization solve a problem, produce a product, and collaborate with others literally across the world. After micro-volunteering, you can post a note to your LinkedIn profile. Learn more about the organization by watching this overview. Don’t forget to regularly Google yourself to see what’s coming up and make sure you know what your online presence is saying about you.

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