5 Most Common Social Media Mistakes That Job Seekers Make

5 Most Common Social Media Mistakes That Job Seekers Make

  • Offering your opinion too much or commenting on controversial topics

Steer clear of giving too much of your opinion on your friend’s social media postings or your status postings. Politics, equality, religion, and personal finances are just the beginning of the topics not to associate with on social media. Although you may think that what you are commenting on is private, it may be more public than you think.

  • Compromising picture

Although the pictures you took the other night drinking alcohol with your friends might be fun pictures to post, rethink about how you want to be perceived by employers. Many companies depending on the work environment may potentially suspend or fire employees for compromising photos on social media outlets.

  • Posting during your job hours

Depending on how public your profile is, many companies can see the date and time that you are posting on your social media. This could cause issues if you are posting when you are working on topics unrelated to work.

  • Not updating your security settings

Every couple of months, the social media sites update their safety standards. This could be affecting what other users can see and may allow your profile to become more public than you would like. Check your security settings on your social media sites monthly and the site notifies you of a change read the detailed changes in the terms of use.

  • Trash talking your current work environment, previous jobs, or companies you have interviewed at

You never know who may know who. With over 1.65 billion monthly active Facebook users (zephoria.com), someone on your friend’s list is bound to know an employee within the company that you just offended on your social media.

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