Absolutely. A recent study by the Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that 84% of employers recruit via social media, and 43% of employers screen job candidates through social networks and search engines. What they find could give you a leg up, but it could also disqualify you from your dream job. The same study found 36% of companies have actually disqualified job candidates after doing an online search or viewing an applicant’s social media.
Sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ allow employers to get a glimpse of who you are outside the confines of a résumé, cover letter, or interview. If you choose to share content publicly on social media, make sure it’s working to your advantage. Take down or secure anything that could potentially be viewed by an employer as unprofessional and share content that highlights your accomplishments and qualifications in a positive way.
Professionalize your online reputation
Get rid of any posts or pictures that could be potentially harmful