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What to do when those old social media posts come back to haunt you


I have been on Facebook since its very early days, when I was a student, and back then, I was a bit carefree about what I would post and share on it. As my career has progressed, I have become a lot more careful about posting things and I have adjusted security settings, as I am aware that posts from the pasts can later come back to bite. I have also “scrubbed” my public posts but it is not always possible to catch everything. What advice do you give to someone if an employer or a job interviewer brings an old social media post up?