When was the last time you took a long, hard look at your Facebook page? What about your Twitter account and Instagram profile? If you aren’t maintaining your online reputation – and removing any content that could be seen as suspect – you’re liable to have trouble finding your next job opportunity. Here are some of American StaffCorp’s top tips for managing your online reputation to boost your odds of getting the job.
Research the Situation
Before applying for a job, it’s a good idea to review your social media sites and do a quick Google search of your name. Take note of anything troubling, such as pictures of you in risqué clothing or images with alcohol. You can also create a Google alert with your name so you’ll know if any new posts pop up that might concern you. The goal is to remove anything that could give a prospective employer pause in hiring you.
Create New Content
It’s not enough to remove undesirable content from your social pages; you should also post new material that presents you in a positive light. Of course, not everything you put online needs to be business oriented. It’s fine for your Facebook page to include some tasteful vacation photos or thoughtful posts about current events. However, it’s a good idea to include some new content related to your chosen field, as well. Posting a well-written blog or sharing a newspaper article relevant to your career goes a long way toward presenting you as an expert – and someone worthy of hiring.
Contact the Website
If some of the content on your social media page is bad enough to prevent you from landing your dream job, consider asking the website administrator to remove it. If all else fails, you can contact a paid service like ReputationDefender.com for help.
Find Your Next Job With Help From American StaffCorp
Whether you need advice on fine-tuning your Facebook page or help finding job opportunities, the team at American StaffCorp can help. Oklahoma’s leader in professional, clerical and industrial staffing services, we help job candidates throughout OKC, Tulsa and beyond find exciting positions in their chosen field. To learn more about our recruitment efforts, call today or contact our staffers online.