The fact that content on users’ Facebook profiles can affect their employment prospects and higher-education opportunities has been hammered home time and again, but did photos posted on the social network derail a candidacy for one of the highest-profile jobs around: pope? Not really, but it’s still a good read.
Despite statistics showing that more college admissions officers, as well as hiring managers, check applicants’ Facebook pages, many teenagers are still lax about social media security, continuing to post content that is detrimental to their online reputation. Michael P. Grace, president and CEO of Virallock, spoke with AllFacebook about the mistakes that high school and college students are making on Facebook and how they can clean up their acts for a better future.
A consulting firm called MBA Exchange has begun to offer a social media audit to prepare applicants for surprise Google and Facebook searches.