Social Media Do’s and Don’ts

Most social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube serve the purpose of providing users a virtual place to build and communicate with their own personal networks. However, some things you may share on your own personal site may be inappropriate for your employer to see.

There have been cases where people have been fired from their jobs, or turned down for a job, because of bad social media choices that their employer found out about.

Be the Exception & Think Before You Click!

Your social media awareness can make all the difference on whether you are ‘Hired or Fired.’ Take control and make sure everything is acceptable, especially to an employer. Don’t miss out on a job opportunity because of something silly that could’ve been avoided.

Social Media DOs:

  1. Use social media sites like LinkedIn to make professional connections and share your skills and experience.
  2. Keep separate profiles for different audiences.
  3. Be selective about where and what you post about yourself.
  4. Present yourself consistently on multiple sites.

Social Media DON’Ts:

  1. Don’t post inappropriate pictures or videos of yourself or others.
  2. Don’t complain about your boss, colleagues or peers.
  3. Don’t share personal views about politics, religion, social and personal issues.
  4. Don’t over-post as this may make you appear unproductive.