Make Your Social Media Help – Not Hurt – Your IT Job Search

Most IT professionals know what kind of behavior is a problem in interviews for IT jobs.  IT recruiters and IT staffing companies are quick to prepare you so you don’t make any missteps and accidentally offend hiring managers.  It becomes a lot harder for technical recruiters and IT staffing agencies to help you clean up your presence online, though.  Fortunately or unfortunately, hiring managers now may take your presence on social media and online just as seriously as they take your interviews.  Here are some tips to make sure you don’t embarrass yourself or your IT recruiting firms and IT staffing firms.

  1. Delete all pictures, jokes, or statements that could be offensive.  Keeping them just isn’t worth it—no matter how intense your privacy settings are.
  2. Speaking of privacy settings: add them.  Better safe than sorry.  It’s also worth noting that you can’t always control the messages, posts, etc that your friends and family may send your way.  Adding privacy means you don’t have to worry as much about IT recruiting agencies or hiring managers coming across them.
  3. Consider creating a separate account or two for your professional life.  You don’t have to create a whole slew of social media accounts for your professional persona, but having one or two isn’t a bad idea.  They demonstrate both your proficiency with the technologies and your ability to create interesting, thoughtful content.  You can even use these platforms to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in your field.


AVID Technical Resources About AVID Technical Resources
AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.