7 Must Haves To Make Facebook Work For Your Job Search

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There are plenty of ways to take a hammer to your employment prospects on Facebook. You could allegedly post homophobic slurs when you work for a liberal town government or post that parents are "retarded" when you are a teacher. You could also show pictures and attitudes that scare off recruiters or hiring managers.

And yet, Facebook increasingly could be a career friend -- if you know how to make it work for you. That means keeping the right information current and public, while tidying up those messy areas you don't want a potential boss to see.