If you thought Facebook was a safe place to keep crazy photos of yourself, you'd be wrong. It's no secret that employers look at your social media accounts before you get hired, and Facebook is especially not an exception.
Why? Well, there's now a jobs tab on Facebook and it's a great tool to get a job...if you've got a clean digital record.
"It's early days but we're excited to see how people use this simple tool to get the job they want and for businesses to get the help they need," said Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, VP of Business and Platform at Facebook. This makes cleaning up your act all the more important because your account is linked automatically when you do apply for these jobs through the platform.
You should also take a look at the pages you've liked and what you've selected as a profile photo. These are some of the first things employers will see if you do apply for a job through Facebook.
Don't count LinkedIn out just yet, though. Facebook is still a persona social media platform first, but it still can't hurt to clean things up!