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Social Media Makeover: The Internet & Your Job Hunt

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NEW YORK (WLNY) – With spring here and summer at the doorstep, it couldn’t be a better time for college students to do some social media spring cleaning — especially those hunting for internships or jobs.

College students everywhere are working hard on their job applications to give future employers a sense of who they are and why they should be hired for that coveted spot. But it’s the content and imagery many students convey on social media that increasingly affects job prospects and other opportunities – and not in a good way.

Christie Garton is the founder of University Chic, an acclaimed author, award-winning social entrepreneur and founder of the Open Door Network, an organization and foundation whose mission is to ensure that any young woman in the U.S. with big goals for her life has the support, resources and experiences she needs to achieve them.

Garton joined us on The Couch with some social media makeover tips.