Having a professional presence on social media is important for college students and graduates.

Why? This infographic (courtesy of Tribe) shows why.

Takeaways:

  • 37% of employers use Facebook to pre-screen applicants.
  • 86% of recruiters are likely to look at social media profiles.
  • On Facebook, keep your personal information private, and have a professional profile picture.
  • Tweets from Twitter will show up in search engines – so think before you tweet.
  • Make sure you Google yourself to see how recruiters see you.

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