For weeks I have been talking about how to represent yourself on your Facebook account but there is a very important factor to this that we have missed. Privacy settings.
Privacy settings are so important because not only will they help filter out all the weirdoes that treat Facebook like an online speed dating session, but they allow you to control who can search you and see your pictures, info etc.
For instance, if a potential employer google's you and views your profile, privacy settings can allow you to adjust how much of your profile they see. I highly recommend you do this. I am confident they don’t want to see your latest tagged pictures of you partying for St. Patrick at 4:30 in the afternoon.
Keeping your account secure by adjusting your privacy settings is step one.
Step two is making sure that you think before you click. There are so many scams on Facebook now that you don’t want to be caught up in this mess. If Miley Cyrus had a photo so disgraceful, it would not be an application on Facebook. If interested in Miley Cyrus’s personal life, check Perez Hilton before clicking and allowing applications to be linked to your profile.
If you are concerned about your profile not being appropriate for work, I suggest you create another account that is strictly professional. This will allow you to have a more open profile for employers to search you.
Some people are more strict with their privacy settings than others; I want to know what you think! Do you have any tips on what to do?
I will leave you this week with some helpful links on how you can make your profile private