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Hashtag how to: Keep your online profile profesh

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Online etiquette is ever-changing, and the wrong move can land you 
in social media Siberia. So how do you keep your accounts in order when job hunting? Jessica-Belle Greer explains.

Facebook  
Facey has been around for more than a decade now, and all of us have photos and posts that date back to days of poor decision-making. But if you don’t want a future employer to throw your CV on the slush pile, start culling now. Remember that time you snuck out to a party or shared how much you hate your maths teacher? No, we don’t either.

Instagram 
Particularly if you work in the creative industries, Instagram can be a great tool for giving potential employers or collaborators a sense of who you are and whether you’d be a good fit for them. But remember that many companies these days consider their employees extensions of their brand, so anything remotely NSFW isn’t going to make you look a safe bet.

Snapchat  
Everything on Snapchat can be screenshotted and shared around, so if you wouldn’t want your post to go public, think twice before pulling the trigger.

Twitter
We love a good celeb Twitter rant. But if you’re commenting on a controversial issue, consider what all the reactions might be and weigh up if the potential fallout is worth it.

Words: Jessica-Belle Greer
Photo: Getty Images

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