Is your online you, you?
Ooh she's thinking again, we're in dangerous territory...
At a long overdue lunch with my girls yesterday we got chatting about my fave social networking site and its relation to the typical agenda of graduate job hunting.
As you all know, I am still a lowly graduate on the hunt for that ever elusive decent* job.
My friends have been advised by their tutor to either delete or adjust their online presence so they are undetectable to potential employers. As standard my Facebook profile is 'private' and I don't think I write anything terribly offensive or incriminating on my Twitter (other than typical weather woes) so I'm not entirely sure of my next steps.
I can see to a certain degree why employers would give your Facebook a swift search, but really future employers please do not take my Facebook as, well, me.
I promise I will not wander around the office with a fake moustache on or pull funny faces after an armful of G&T - but on my days off, why shouldn't I?
not my most flattering angle. gid night, though.
Do you think it's right that employers have the ability to judge your workplace demeanour through your online presence? Would you, or have you already, made yourself undetectable online?
Just a thought.
What are yours?
*I love the jobs I have, by decent I mean one full time position in the right career path. It's the dream.
I do not own the first two images. Unfortunately, that last one is indeed mine...