FaceWash Makes Sure Your Facebook Profile Is Clean and Interview-Ready

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If the prospect of going back over years of Facebook posts to determine whether some of them should be hidden or photos untagged is daunting, webapp FaceWash can help. The service scans your posts, timeline, and tagged photos to make sure nothing incriminating is going on, and warns you if it finds anything.

The app requires access to your basic profile information, and while it asks for permission to post on your behalf (make sure to set those posts to be viewable by “only me”) when I tested the service it didn’t post anything. The scanning process only takes a few minutes, more or less depending on how many public Facebook posts and tagged photos you have. When it’s done, you’ll see each category—photos you’re tagged in, photos you’ve posted, status updates, and so on—and whether or not they’re clean.

While the service uses its own metric to determine what’s clean and what isn’t, you can also use FaceWash to search your profile for any keywords that you might not want to appear. For example, if you’re interviewing with a company and want to make sure any Facebook posts about that company are well hidden or deleted, you can search for the company’s name and it’ll show you any applicable results. You can read more about how the service works here.

FaceWash is fast and free, and when you’re done you can always revoke its permissions so it’s not hanging around. With Facebook’s new Graph Search on the way, now’s a good time to clean things up.

Alan Henry

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About williamk82

William Kohlmann is a student at Grand Canyon University’s Ken Blanchard College of Business where he is earning his Masters in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Finance while working full-time for a leading financial institution. He is an Eagle Scout from Troop 105 of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, aspires to be an entrepreneur, and currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his beautiful wife, Krystal.
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