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Graduated & Starting a Career?: Time to Clean Up Your Social Footprint

Shocked employer -- who's Facebook profile is he looking at?!
Don’t shock your future employer!

The following was written by JT Ripton, a writer who has contributed to,,, and other sites. He can be reached on Twitter at @JTRipton.

So you’ve graduated college and are getting ready to head out into the world. Sure, your university days might have been a little wild, but now, with the ink still drying on your bachelor’s, you are ready to enter the workforce as a mature and responsible adult.

Not so fast. In today’s digital, interconnected world, there is one last exam that you need to pass before you can get that dream job: cleaning up your social media profile. These days, everyone to whom you send a résumé is going to be checking your accounts; and, unless you really want them to see you doing keg-stands, you’re going to need to control your image. Here are some tips to get you started.

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Welcome to the Frustrating World of Job Searching


It’s March, so those of you on the cusp of graduation are probably starting to get bombarded with advice on how to land your first “real” job.

’Starting to’?” a lot of you are saying incredulously. “I’m a liberal arts major. I’ve been getting nagged about that for four years!”

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