Getting into your favorite college or getting an interview for a plum job can be as exciting as winning the lottery.
Want to know one of the fastest ways to disqualify yourself from getting into that school, lose that job interview, or get fired?
Your social media accounts.
You might have a solid GPA, all the right extracurriculars, a standout resumé, and killer interviewing skills. But leave a bad impression on social media—twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.—and you’ll find your application headed to the round file.
How badly can bad posts hurt your chances? Here’s an image I saw being shared on Facebook last week:
These kinds of tweets from top college coaches and recruiters make it plain: they’ll find out who you are by the trail you leave behind you.
Does your social media need a cleanup? If so, here are a couple resources to help you: