Am I Revealing Too Much?

How often does Facebook/Twitter and other social networking tools hinder your chances of landing/keeping a job? I know that more and more businesses are searching prospective employees on Facebook prior to interviews. What kind of information should you keep from the public eye?

I would like to continue to be an active social networker but I am finding it increasingly more difficult. Do the pros outweigh the cons for the average user?

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  1. Penelope Trunk
    Penelope Trunk says:

    You must be active on social media in order to be relevant in the workplace. For precisely the reason you state — it’s how employers find out about you. And research from companies like Jobvite and Deloitte show that companies make stronger hiring decisions if they use social media in their hiring process.

    Anything you’d say at the company Christmas party is fine to say online. For the most part, you can just be you. If you don’t like who you are, don’t lie and hide — rather, be your true self, and change what you don’t like.

    Here’s my favorite post about hiding things:


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