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Social Media Tips

Employers are savvy about online social networking websites, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and are checking these sites as well as conducting Internet searches on candidates who use Twitter and blogs. Remember that the Internet is public space; therefore, anything you post online can be seen not only by your friends and family, but by potential employers as well. If you post information online that you wouldn’t put on your resume, reconsider whether or not you should publish it publicly on the Web. Even if you remove photos or information, they can still exist in archive caches or on another person’s computer. Once you post something online, it truly is out of your hands. Below are some tips to keep in mind when using the following social media sites to network with others: