In a competitive job market, the smallest detail can give you an edge or eliminate you from consideration. Today, for better or worse, your social media profiles are as much a part of your job application as your cover letter and resume. Anything you’ve made public on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other platform is fair game for potential employers who can and will use those sources to decide whether you would be a good fit for their companies.
Social media accounts could hurt your job hunt in several ways. With that thought in mind, make a list of every site or app you use —even if you don’t use them all regularly — and check each one for the red flags below.