I received a email from Jobcase today that read - "Are employers looking at your Facebook profile, David?"
The email suggested cleaning up your social media while seeking employment. I agree and have done so myself. A personal friend that often hires new staff, told me that checking social media is one of the first things they do when looking into an applicants background.
You never know when a Facebook friend might post something that you don't particularly like, agree with or might even be off colored. I have often seen at time seen posts which show up on my page that I promptly remove. I'm sure you have as well. You don't want a hiring manager to see those.
Better than attempting to "clean up" your social media; I believe it necessary to go a bit further. Regarding Facebook; I have deactivated my account while seeking employment. In this age of "political correctness" it's impossible not to offend someone, especially someone who doesn't know you personally.
Deactivating does not close your Facebook account, rather suspends it for roughly a week. This mean of course that you will need to deactivate is regularly, but it's worth doing so for many reasons. Since some day when you are employed, you wont have someone virtually peeking in your widow to see what you are saying or doing; you wont want to start all over again. I sure don't. (posts, timeline info, photos)
Prior to deactivation, I placed a post in the Facebook noting that I would be dropping off social media for a bit and explained why. Gave it a couple of days for friends and family to read the post and then followed through with deactivating.
To Deactivate your Facebook (iPhone) a) While in Facebook and in news feeds, select "More" (at bottom right, has three horizontal lines above the word) b) Scroll down to the bottom and select "Account Settings" under Settings. c) select "Security" d) At the bottom and to the right of "Account", select "Deactivate" e) Enter your Facebook password and continue f) Under "Please let us know why you are deactivating" chose "This is temporary, I'll be back" g) at the pop up window, select "close" h) The pop up will disappear. Scroll to the bottom and select "Deactivate" i) a "Session Expired" window will appear. Select "OK" j) Close Facebook app
That's my suggestion - Cheers (and I'm not from England :-)