WTAM 1100 – Geek Squad – February 6th, 2012
According to some reports, the new Timeline feature for Facebook is disliked by nearly 70% of the people surveyed. However, this latest update to the interface of the popular social networking site is here to stay.
I spoke to Bill Wills of Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 Newsradio about how to make the best out of the new Timeline feature. I also gave advice for checking your privacy settings to ensure that none of your private posts accidentally were made public by the change.
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I had an opportunity to speak to Fox 8 News in Cleveland awhile back about how job hunters can clean up their online profiles via social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook or Twitter. Here’s the video …
- Privatize Your Profile â€“ Set your Facebook profile to private and enable â€œProtect my updatesâ€ in Twitter. This requires potential recruiters to get your approval before they can access your updates.
- Check Your Content â€“ Take a look at the photos, text and comments on your page through the eyes of a potential employer. Remove any negative references to past employers and/or frustrations with work. Donâ€™t forget that poor grammar and high amounts of slang can also work against you.
- Google Yourself â€“ Once youâ€™ve cleaned up your online presence, run searches on your name on Google, Yahoo and Bing in order to check for any remaining negative content that may still be seen by potential employers.