The majority of recruiters at hiring organizations have their own social media accounts to interact with the larger community, which means they can easily search you on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and vice versa.
But for individual users looking to use their accounts for both personal and professional purposes, privacy settings can and should be utilized, Bucky Fairfax told Devex at the D.C. Career Forum.
“Be responsible,” said Fairfax, the vice president and senior human resources business partner for RTI International, of your presence on social media. And be aware, he noted, that most everything you do online can be linked back to you.
“It’s important if you’re a job seeker to make sure that your social media activity remains professional...not to blur the two…” Fairfax said.