Once you have done your research and you feel confident about answering and asking questions, it’s time to spruce up your appearance. This means both your actual physical appearance and your appearance online.
Potential employers will look you up on social media networks. Visit all of your public social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, Skype, and Google+, and delete any photos with alcohol, nudity, and anything else you wouldn’t like an employer to see. Erase posts with profanity or potentially offensive material. There are programs available online that can help you do this if you need assistance.
Replace all profile pictures with a simple and accurate headshot of yourself instead of pets, kids, or cartoon images. For social media networks where you do a lot of sharing of your personal life, like Facebook, revisit your privacy settings and make sure you know exactly what can be seen by the public. Also, make sure you have an e-mail address that uses a simple combination of your first and last name instead of a nickname or alias.
Finally, make sure your resumé and professional profile are available on a professional networking service like LinkedIn. This makes your information easy to find and share between colleagues as they discuss job candidates.