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Old 29th July 2011, 05:09 AM   #1
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I recently heard that employers are doing background checks on their future employees' social media profiles. How can I, as a future employee, protect myself from these background checks, without not having a profile on these websites?

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Old 31st July 2011, 04:35 AM   #2
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I would suggest you don't post anything that would be incriminating against you. If you are not sure what that might be ask yourself if it's something your mom would be comfortable with if she were to chance upon it. If you can't refrain from posting such content, then at least block it from being viewed by the public, and only make it available for your close friends to see.

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If you think that what you are posting is not professional, don't post it!!

I know people who have been fired, denied jobs because they post rude/crude posts or racy pictures.

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You won't have to be afraid of anything as long as your profile is clean.

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Old 9th August 2011, 10:21 AM   #5
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Just act mature and responsibly of your actions. Every move has its consequence, think twice before you post something on the internet. Because once you do, its public.

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Old 16th August 2011, 11:37 PM   #6
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Just making sure that you don't do anything stupid on the web that will affect your future with possible companies and employment. Remember, when you send stuff on the net, it is out there FOREVER. No take-backs.

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