How to make your social media profiles shine

Follow these easy steps to ensure you’re putting your best foot forward on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You’ll be thankful later.

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We reveal more and more information about ourselves on social media without even realizing it. By right, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about this, but you don’t know who is going to check your profile, nor do you know their reasons for doing so.

Unfortunately, whether or not you like it, you should assume that if it’s a potential employer, they are going to check your social media profiles. You want to ensure that the profiles they check show a respectable and trusted individual.

With that in mind, here are a few things to consider while you’re cleaning up your profiles.

First, some ground rules:

Use common sense

If you’re using any social media site, you should be aware that anything you post online can potentially be seen publicly. You might have privacy settings, but you should take extra precautions by not posting bad language, offensive material, or anything else unprofessional.

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