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Online Presence When Looking for a Job

Important Advice for Job Seekers from a Small Business Owner 
We recently had an opening for a new team member at MSW Interactive Designs and received more than 50 resumes for the position. After going through the process of narrowing the field down for possible interviews, we would like to give some advice for job seekers in this month’s column. This advice applies to any candidate for any job.

As an applicant, you should be proactive about each of these before sending a resume to a potential employer. Assume that the employer is going to look at each of these and make some assumptions about you.

1. Google Yourself.
Online information about you can easily be found by searching your name in Google. If you find something that might be a negative flag for an employer, be ready to explain it upfront. Everyone can make mistakes, so just be proactive. Know that if it’s out there, they have probably seen it.

2. Scrub Your Facebook Profile, Posts, and Photos.
If you have a public…