Congrats! You’ve decided to move abroad to study, volunteer, or teach, and now you’re packing up and shipping out, ready to take on your new city. You’re probably bubbling over with excitement (and maybe some nerves too), and your family, friends, teachers, and mentors are excited to follow you on your journey.
With social media, you can keep everyone informed and share your experiences with others. However, you don’t want to be “that guy,” either – you know, the over-sharer. Just because you are in another country living it up doesn’t mean your online reputation does not follow you. With schools and businesses checking out students’ online presence before they admit or hire them, you have to be very careful about what you say and don’t say. In fact, according to a 2013 Jobvite survey, 93 percent of recruiters admit to reviewing a candidate’s online presence as part of the screening process. Eek!
GoOverSeas.com asked GoEnnounce co-founder, Melissa, for some tips for their students on how to find those boundaries and put your best social media foot forward. Check out what she had to say!
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