University: The Effect of Social Media

As someone who is currently looking for a graduate job, I’m interested in anything and everything job-search related right now. Whether it’s a CV Writing Guide or How To Ace Interview Questions, I’m taking all the help I can get.

 photo Social Media amp Careers_zpspp7s6bze.jpgBut no matter how good your CV is, how flawless your interview technique is, there could be one thing stopping you from getting a job. Bray & Bray have put together this infographic on social media and the workplace – and it’s a really interesting read.

Bray and Bray - Social Media In The Workplace (1)I personally have (I hope!) a really clean online presence. My Facebook is private bar a few posts I’ve deliberately set as public, there’s no drunken photos (a benefit to hardly drinking!), and my blog shows me in a good light. Whilst my blog doesn’t necessarily list my (rather unique) name, it is relatively accessible thanks to a few campaigns – so I make doubly sure my posts aren’t overly controversial. I know from experience that employers will and do have a google of names, so it’s really best to have a clean up every now and again to make sure you’re not sharing something that could damage your career…

Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own as always!

Have you altered the way you appear on social media due to employment prospects?

  • This is something I’ve been thinking a LOT about now that I want to add my blog to my LinkedIn profile. I don’t think there’s anything particularly controversial out there but you never know x

    • ninegrandstudent

      I think a compromise is to talk about it but not link to it unless asked specifically in an interview for more details? x