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Looking for a new job can be both an exciting and stressful time. You’re going on interviews, handing out your resume and scouring the internet for potential positions. After a few tries, however, you’re not receiving those calls back and beginning to wonder what you are doing wrong.

It may be time to take a look at your online profiles. When you Google yourself, what types of information are coming up? You can have all the experience and education in the world, but employers are getting smarter. They know what to look for online, and that can trump a really great interview.

Take an inventory of your online profiles including Google+, Facebook and Twitter. Look at the pictures and status updates you are posting and ask yourself if you would want a potential employer to see them. Talking about you wild night out, or complaining about your boss are quick ways to land on the “do not call list”.

Reach out to your friends as well and ask them to keep posts about you to a minimum. The embarrassing photo of you at the bar from the night before? Kindly request them to keep those in their phones and offline, where they belong.