Sunday, 2 June 2013

Career Suicide: Be Careful What You Post On Facebook!

A good reputation requires a lifetime of hard work. What happens if one night, you go out on  a staff party (with your boss), you get drunk...and have a bit of 'wild' fun? The answer is simple: you lose your hard-earned reputation.

In a fraction of a second, you can make yourself virtually unemployable, if not unattractive to potential employers. Employers would be more than reluctant to hire somebody who shares racy and offensive pictures on social networks, or has a tendency to voice his or her extremist opinions on sex, religion, politics and other 'taboo' issues at the workplace.

Keep in mind that you are, in some way or other, representing your company. Like every other community, your work is the social hub that you are associated with, and likewise, people from outside your company will see you as the face of your company.

Lesson to be learnt: do not share offensive pictures or photos of you drunk on a Saturday night on social networks. A picture is worth a thousand words...and if it falls under the wrong hands, or seen by the wrong eyes, your pictures can easily get through to your boss...leaving you looking for a new job. A shocking picture could be lethal for your professional career. On the web you are exposing yourself. Like every other thing that is posted online, a wild Saturday night 'innocent' photo could be viewed by people you have not ever even imagined they existed. Of course, this is not to say that everything you post online could work against you, or that there is someone out there who is looking through your profiles day and night to find something with which 'to get you'. However, do show discretion on photos and other posts that you decide to share online and limit your privacy settings from time to time.

On another note...these two short fun videos from Ellen DeGeners show (one of my favourite talk shows in the world!) just how much you need to be careful of what you post online! Enjoy!



...and another! 'Facebook helps you find a job':


Nikita Pisani at Muovo

1 comments:

Keep in mind that you are, in some way or other, representing your company. Like every other community, your work is the social hub that you are associated with, and likewise, people from outside your company will see you as the face of your company. history essays uk

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