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Protect Your Rep
Think of social media outlets as a permanent record that tells the story of your life. Then make sure you’re putting out the story you want potential employers to see. “Social media background checks” are becoming the norm for hiring companies and recruiters, and at the very least you can expect a potential boss to snoop around online to see how you conduct yourself in the off-hours.

Check your privacy settings on Facebook to confirm you know what you’re sharing publicly, and ask to be notified before friends tag you in posts or pictures. And if your regular social network mixes personal friends with professional colleagues, never post anything you wouldn’t want your mother or your current boss to see. Make a habit of “Googling” yourself to see what turns up. Even if you can’t remove it, you can figure out a way to explain it.