Potential Dangers of Social Media to Your Career

Social media has a great deal of benefits that it can provide in the workplace, but it can have the opposite effect as well; causing you to lose out of a potential new job, or even get fired from a current one.  The article, “Can Social Media Get You Fired?,” by Elizabeth Garone outlines the dangers of sharing too much on social media; stating “One in 10 job seekers between the ages of 16 and 34 have been rejected for a job because of something posted on their profiles.”  Elizabeth advises to ask yourself, “would I want my grandmother to see this?,” and if the answer is no, it should probably be kept private.
There is an important balance that needs to be obtained between getting yourself, and your brand out there, without showing too much.  Visit the article for more tips on how to manage all your networks, and how to go about using social media the right way.