Putting Your Best Face Forward on Facebook Post Graduation

By

Social networks: They’re all fun and games until someone doesn’t get hired. The Generation Y graduates just ending their college careers and entering the workforce for the first time include a group of kids practically raised by the Internet. So it’s no surprise that as these post grads begin the journey of their careers, the importance of cleaning up their social network profiles is more significant than ever.

In your adolescence, you may not have thought twice about posting those drunken pictures from the night before or updating your status to complain about your supervisor at the restaurant you were working at, but if you are serious about landing your first job out of college, it’s time to smarten up.

It may not have crossed your mind, but sites like Facebook can actually come back to bite you. This year alone a number of reports have surfaced calling attention to the practice of employers checking on employee’s social identities; some even going as far as requesting Facebook passwords. As social networks virtually create an online presence for their users, these sites are providing employers with an archive to pull from that has never before existed in the professional environment.

If you’re ready to clean up your social act, Pendaflex has created a solution that not only helps you to eliminate any inappropriate content that may be living on your Facebook page, but also makes the process as quick and painless as can be.

The Pendaflex Tag Tamer is a free application that streamlines the process of managing unwanted photos using an advanced search function that is faster and more user-friendly than Facebook's default method. Tag Tamer lets users search for photos by month and year as well as by others tagged in the same photo. Rather than scrolling through your timeline, a one-click search gathers all photos meeting your search criteria in one easy-to-see window. Users can readily view all photos, removing any unprofessional, outdated, or embarrassing images.

Ricky DeMaio, community manager at Pendaflex shared that the main driver before Pendaflex creating Tag Tamer was to establish the Pendaflex name to Generation Y by providing a valuable service to them.

“Everyone who goes to college is tagged in so many photos. And many of these photos are not exactly work appropriate. But with Facebook's shift to Timeline, these photos are much easier to find on users' profiles.  This means that potential employers can also see these photos very easily.  Tag Tamer is an easy and effective way to create a more professional profile for users who are job hunting,” DeMaio said.

Tag Tamer only caters to Facebook users at the moment, but in the near future PendaFlex intends to continue to make its mark on the social world by perfecting and engaging in other social sites such as Facebook and Twitter. According to DeMaio, PendaFlex recently started a TwitterChat called #ClutterChat, which is currently the only organizing based TwitterChat out there.

 




Edited by Juliana Kenny

TechZone360 Managing Editor

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

How Real is Telecom Network Transformation: From Legacy to Leading Edge by When?

By: Cynthia S. Artin    11/7/2018

Last week, ABI Research issued its latest report and forecasts in the network orchestration domain, asserting that while a disruption in orchestration…

Read More

What's New in Artificial Intelligence

By: Paula Bernier    11/5/2018

A brief look at what's new in the world of artificial intelligence as it relates to IT operations; customer engagement; marketing analytics; and cloud…

Read More

IBM Makes $34B Bet with Red Hat

By: Paula Bernier    10/29/2018

IBM plans to purchase Red Hat in a $34 billion deal. Big Blue says its combination with the open source pioneer will establish it as the world's No. 1…

Read More

Coding and Invention Made Fun

By: Special Guest    10/12/2018

SAM is a series of kits that integrates hardware and software with the Internet. Combining wireless building blocks composed of sensors and actors con…

Read More

Facebook Marketplace Now Leverages AI

By: Paula Bernier    10/3/2018

Artificial intelligence is changing the way businesses interact with customers. Facebook's announcement this week is just another example of how this …

Read More