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Facebook – Employers may review unprotected profiles

A good security awareness article regarding the need to secure profile information and be careful with information that is posted.

Facebook – Employers may review unprotected profiles http://www.securitynewsdaily.com/2001-personal-secrets-facebook.html

QUOTE:  Whether you’re looking for a job, or already have one, there’s one thing you can be sure of: It’s not only your Facebook “friends” who are looking at your social media profile  Those doing the hiring freely admit they search potential job candidates’ Facebook profiles. If you think your current co-workers, employees or boss aren’t stopping in for an undetected peek at your profile every so often, you’re deluding yourself.  “So what?” you think. “There’s nothing on my Facebook profile that I’m ashamed of.” Are you sure? You might be surprised how much of what’s on your Facebook page is inappropriate for work.

Here are just a few of the things you’re revealing about yourself that you might not have considered.

1. Your age. Even if you didn’t use your real age when you signed up for Facebook, it’s pretty easy to figure out.

2. Your political beliefs. Anyone with a little common sense knows that talking politics at work is a bad idea, but anyone checking out your Facebook page could probably pretty easily figure out where you stand.

3. Your personal life. What’s the point of putting on a power suit for work if everyone in your office can see photos of you in your pajamas on Christmas morning on your Facebook page?

4. Your childhood. those photos your mom keeps posting of you as a kid in the bathtub are cute, too. While they’re not exactly blackmail material, there’s little doubt they’ll help undermine your efforts to command much respect around the office.

5. Your religious beliefs. What you believe is no one else’s business. But that doesn’t mean they won’t hold it against you.

6. Your work alliances. Even if you think you’re good at playing office politics, odds are your Facebook page tells the real truth about who you like and who you don’t.

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