Happy Fri-Yay all! It’s the weekend!
I feel like this is the point where we’re pretty proud of our “How To Land A Job In PR” work to date. We’ve found the contacts, written the cover letter, beefed up the resume and applied until, we realize oh Sh!t – le internet.
Now while we might be heading into boozy brunch Saturdays (one more please!) and/or spring break antics – employers are doing their research. Where will they start? Le internet. Cue flashes of your college years in album form.
A treasure trove of your sophomore year table dancing antics, that stint working at the ice cream shop you just don’t want anyone to know about, all the theme party outfits on your Instagram and then that Tumblr you created when you thought you were going to become a world famous blogger. Sh!t, Sh!t, SH!T! (not like I’m speaking from experience…).
But if we’re being honest with ourselves, if we can stalk our bumble matches just as well as any CIA operative – you can be certain that potential employers can do the same. PR pros are paid to know and find the dirt so while you may be asking if you’re totally out of the woods as you apply for your first PR job, actually – you’re not in the clear till all those selfies are nicely hidden. So to make your clean sweep quick and painless, here’s a quick to-do for the weekend to keep those fireball shots, behind firewalls:
So what do you say we get a jump on spring cleaning by starting with your personal brand? Though it may seem like your cutting yourself off from the world, and preventing you from sharing your witty Tweets with the world on Bachelor Monday – you’ll be fine. Trust me, come internship offer a little bit of housekeeping will feel just as good as unfriending the exes!