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What Facebook posts will keep you from getting hired

Sharon Gaudin | July 2, 2013
Employers, in survey, say what in social media will hurt job candidates' chances.

So what can job hunters do to help themselves, other than not posting offensive jokes or racy pictures of themselves and their friends?

CareerBuilder suggests that people do online searches of themselves so they know what employers will find. If there are images, video or text that might keep you from getting a job, remove it.

When in the job market, be aware of what photos you're being tagged in and what your friends are posting. Just because you're being careful, doesn't mean that they are.

Job hunters also can use their social networking sites to showcase their experience, interests and talents by posting information about their awards, volunteer activities and hobbies.

This article, What Facebook posts will keep you from getting hired, was originally published at Computerworld.com.

Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet and Web 2.0, emerging technologies, and desktop and laptop chips for Computerworld. Follow Sharon on Twitter at @sgaudin, on Google+ or subscribe to Sharon's RSS feed. Her email address is sgaudin@computerworld.com.

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