Protect Your Online Identity from Cyberspies

A Career Builder survey found that 37 percent of employers check job candidates’ online presence, including social media accounts. The majority of businesses who searched a candidate’s online identity reported doing so to check qualifications, assess whether the individual would fit well with company culture and see how the candidate presents himself. One embarrassing photo probably won’t make a company decide not to hire you. Yet companies that find social posts that demonstrate poor judgment, complaints about your current job, drunk status updates and offensive tweets can be reluctant to hire you.