Do you prepare your social media sites before interviews?
rhames 2 years ago
A friend of mine who has been interviewing for new positions told me he preps his facebook page for a couple of weeks in anticipation of it being reviewed. He posts career relevant links, makes thoughtful and insightful comments (at least he hopes they are), post images of himself looking professional (again, at least he hopes so), erases things that aren't. In other words, he creates what is pretty much a plastic persona to fit what he thinks they are looking for. I'm actually impressed by his foresight, considering the fact that we live in an area where it is not unheard of for employers to ask for social media passwords. I'm not interviewing, and frankly, I'm too boring to go to the trouble to sanitize my facebook anyway. Is this a sanitizing a common practice, now? Is it really to the point where this has become necessary?
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