Social Media Sabotage

Today, in the world of social media, nothing we do is private; hiring companies and managers are now privy to most aspects of your personal life, just by typing your name into a search bar.  Social Media outlets have made it even easier to dig up some dirt or potential red flags in your communication skills, personality, behavior, and extracurricular activities.  The article, “Hey Job Applicants, Time to Stop the Social-Media Sabotage,” by Vanessa Wong outlines the common posts that should stay OFF your pages.  They are…

  • Provocative or inappropriate photos
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Ranting about or dissing previous employers
  • Communication skills using poor or abbreviated english
  • Intolerant comments or postings
  • Lies

Anyone of these can send up major red flags to potential hiring manager and could take you out of the race for the job.  Visit the article for more information.