You’re fun. You’re hip. And you have 40 facebook pictures up that prove this…doing shots with NYPD’s finest at the bar…drinking green beer (after all everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s day ya know)…your sexiest pose for the camera…your friends having to carry you home. My point is – these might not scream “I’m professional and responsible, you should hire me!”

Assume whatever you have online your perspective employer may see. It’s not uncommon for employers to see what they can find out about you on the web. ¬†At the very least, change your privacy settings on facebook or any other online social forum you may have so only your friends can see your page and pictures.

Also, it might not be a bad idea to google yourself and see what comes up.

And finally, use a generic email address for your resume – may not send the right message, unless of course you are applying for employment at a distillery.