8 Ways You're Ruining Your Online Reputation

Common Online Reputation Management Mistakes & How to Fix Them

5. Lack of Privacy

Employers are able to see only what you allow them to see. Review your privacy settings, and restrict permission to “friends” only.

If you’ve been tagged in photos or posts that are embarrassing or controversial, remove the tags. Finally, employers are quite cunning when it comes to gaining access to your social media accounts. During your job search, be smart and don’t accept any “friend” requests from people you don’t personally know. Finally, if you’ve recently “cleaned up your act” but your Facebook account represents the “old you,” consider deleting it during your job search, or changing the name on the account.