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Pulse List 5 ways to clean up your social media account to land that dream job

If you want to get the job of your dreams make sure you clean your social media accounts first.

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Clean up your social media accounts to land that dream job


If you have the hopes of landing your dream job chances are that you have shot yourself on the foot.

Many people want to work with the top companies of the world but this would mostly die as a dream. The truth is your social media accounts might have cost you your dream job.

If you want to land a high-profile gig, your social media accounts might have crushed your dream. Today's employers and head hunters go through to the social media accounts of prospective employees for any red flags. No do you know why that top company never called you back even though you were more than qualified?

It's never too late. If you have been running wild on social media you can clean up those nasty tweets and pictures.

Here are 5 steps to cleaning your social media presence;


1) R18 photos and videos

If your time line or Instagram account is filled with rated photos and videos, it's best you delete them. It will be very awkward to explain to your interviewer why you have Nicki Minaj's raunchy photos all over your accounts. No one wants to hire a perv. You can tuck in your wild side in your house and leave all the R-18 content on your phone or hard drive.

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Never diss your boss on social media

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2) Blasting your boss

If you have beef with your boss don't go to Twitter and blast him or her. It will surely cost you your job and any future job you might be interested in. Let the beef stay in your mind. Dissing your boss will make you look like an disloyal staff.

3) Divulging company secrets

What happens in the office stays in the office. You have to be a professional. Learn to separate your personal life from your job. Nobody needs to know what happens at your workplace. Employers value tight-lipped employees and despise the ones who can't hold their tongues.

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A costly mistake



4) Controversial statements

Leave the controversial political and religious statements for when you are gisting with your friends. Employers prefer to steer clear away from people who are very controversial. Think twice before you tweet your unfiltered views about homosexuality. Your future job might be at stake.

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This is way too much



5) Bullying

Nobody wants to hire an online bully or troll. If you have been a bully in the past, and trolling people you better clean up your social media accounts before it is too late.

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