By Jen Conole, RWU Career Advisor
It happens – you didn’t have your post-grad job search in mind when you posted that embarrassing photo or tweeted that profane comment online. How this might impact your job search will often depend on severity and context. A photo of a candidate that “appears to have been drinking” isn’t usually an immediate disqualifier. It may come down to what exactly the candidate is doing in the photo. Is he holding a beer at a football game? Or is he singing karaoke with a lampshade on his head? Most employers who are serious about a candidate won’t use an embarrassing photo or a couple of inappropriate comments as the sole reason for disqualifying someone.