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    leave it as it is
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    massively restrict access to your profile
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    temporarily disable your account
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    when applying for a job do you...
    - leave facebook as it is
    - massively restrict access
    - temporarily disable your account
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    Depends if you have anything REALLY bad on there..
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    leave it as it is.... I already have it set so that only friends can see what's on my profile. I cannot understand why someone would disable their account because of this :lolwut:
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    It's already massively restricted.
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    Surely you just stop yourself being searchable and only allow friends to view your profile? Hardly "massive" restriction..
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    You don't even really need to make yourself unsearchable, just make sure that your profile can only be viewed by friends and your picture isn't you vomiting in the street holding an empty bottle of vodka and only wearing Rainbow Bright themed legwarmers. Easy.
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    TBH, it depends what job you are going for. I am working in a sixth form college and at debenhams over my gap year and neither have done a search as far as I know. Your employer would have to be one in a million to actually even try checking for it. As far as I know all they can do without you massively unrestricting your account is to see your profile picture.
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    We checked out a girls MySpace (this was a few years ago) who was applying at our work and there was a picture of her making out with another girl. This heavily increased her chances of getting the job.
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    (Original post by aiden56)
    TBH, it depends what job you are going for. I am working in a sixth form college and at debenhams over my gap year and neither have done a search as far as I know. Your employer would have to be one in a million to actually even try checking for it. As far as I know all they can do without you massively unrestricting your account is to see your profile picture.
    my dad checks the facebook pages of every single applicant on the shortlists for jobs... and has decided against hiring a few people based on stuff he's seen

    and well, my profile is currently set so friends of friends and networks have pretty much unrestricted access, so i will be largely restricting it down or potentially disabling it when in a few weeks when i start sending cv's out.
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    My security is already pretty high. I don't understand why everyone's isn't?
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    (Original post by noodles!)
    My security is already pretty high. I don't understand why everyone's isn't?
    it really annoys me when people have high securities set.

    lets say my friends tagged in a picture in one of their friends albums and i want to comment on it. if the person who put the picture up has high security settings i cant comment.
    thats not the only reason, but generally it's times like that when somebodys high security settings stops me doing something i think i should be able to do
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    Its called privacy settings
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    I don't understand setting it to friends of friends, as if this is somehow going to stop complete randoms looking at it. I mean, I'm sure ONE of Bob's 784 Facebook friends is someone who knows you, but...
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    I don't know why anyone's Facebook would be open for non-friends to see anyway.
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    I don't change anything about it.

    - For a start, I have a very common name and thus the chances of anyone finding me on there is unlikely.
    - Plus, I have a 'proper' email for job/university applications etc, which differs from the hotmail one I use on social networking sites, so they wouldn't find me by searching for my email address either.
    - My security settings are pretty high, so only friends can see my wall/photos etc.

    All that said, there is nothing on there that I would feel the need to hide and I often have people from work on my friends list.
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    I don't understand setting it to friends of friends, as if this is somehow going to stop complete randoms looking at it. I mean, I'm sure ONE of Bob's 784 Facebook friends is someone who knows you, but...
    I completely agree with this. Why would you want your friends friends looking at your profile? If they know you, they can request to be added!

    Plus most people already have 'friends' who they barely know and just added because its an acquaintance and will make them seem far more popular. This annoys me. I go through quarterly cullings, its so much fun
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    Mine's private apart from the profile picture, which isn't anything bad so it doesn't matter. That said, I've 'liked' some pretty dubious things which I wouldn't want an employer to see.
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    (Original post by mother_eve3088)
    I completely agree with this. Why would you want your friends friends looking at your profile? If they know you, they can request to be added!

    Plus most people already have 'friends' who they barely know and just added because its an acquaintance and will make them seem far more popular. This annoys me. I go through quarterly cullings, its so much fun
    having low security settings means if you put up a photo of a friend, then all their friends can still comment on it. otherwise it's restricted to mutual friends, which well is annoying.

    i have mine set hugely open at the moment, theres nothing on there i want to hide from people (although some of it really isn't suitable for applying to jobs). it's also allowed some of my girlfriends friends to have a stalk of me without having to awkwardly add me without ever having met/spoken to me.

    quarterly cullings is good fun! we started a thing here where you have to delete a facebook friend every single day. (obviously after a few months you have to stop....) but still its good fun
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    No, only my friends can see my profile anyway.
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    Leave it as it is: massively restricted.
 
 
 
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