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Academic advises on how to use social media to find a job in article in The Guardian

12 April 2016

In a recent article published by The Guardian, Vlatka Hlupic at Westminster Business School gives some easy-to-follow steps to ensure your social media profile is not working against you when looking for a new job.

The article explains that a high percentage of prospective employers screen applicants’ social media accounts at some point of the employment process – in some cases even before they have interviewed the candidate. Vlatka, together with other expert commenters, gives her top tips to ensure your social media profile makes a good first impression on employers

Reviewing your social media accounts is not just about removing incriminating photos or posts to ensure you’re not giving a bad impression. Vlatka says you should use your social media accounts to your advantage instead – to show that you’re a confident networker with the ability to put intelligent points across and nurture relationships.

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About Westminster Business School:

Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, is one of London’s leading centres for professional business education. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes, including the AMBA accredited MBA.

All of our degrees are professionally focused and prepare students for working in their chosen careers. Alongside our quality courses, students have opportunities to enhance their practical experience through internships, professional placements and study abroad. Our central London location provides strong links with the business and government communities enabling us to bring practitioners and experts into the classroom on a regular basis.

We have a diverse student population which reflects London’s demographic variety and every year we welcome hundreds of students from Asia, Australia, continental Europe and the United States. We also have visiting scholars and researchers from all over the world. Although we are a school with a strongly international outlook, we also offer a range of part-time qualifications for working professionals.

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