5 March 2010

Watch what you’re Tweeting!

How social media can cost you a job

As social media is now a significant part of many careers out there (such as public relations for example), knowing how to use social platforms for professional purposes can be a big advantage. Being active on facebook and twitter seem to be ‘a must’ nowadays and there aren’t many people left who don’t actually have an account on one or two networking sites.

Popular among individual people at first, social media now are now also necessity for many companies and corporations (just have a look around facebook for instance; there are facebook groups with Starbucks, Ford Motor, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, and many more). As Howard Bragman PR professional and writer said, social media is the future for brands and if none of them wants to fall behind, they have to be active on social platforms. This however makes it difficult for individuals to take part in this online part of life, mainly because of limit forced upon their freedom to express themselves.
See here, how...

My advice: be careful while twitting or updating your facebook. No one likes people who can’t keep certain things for themselves, even more so indiscrete employees. And information on social networking sites spread veeery quickly. Like for instance this post from a twitter user, who wrote:

"Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work."

And he got this response:


Anonymous said...

So, there is no way to express yourself freely. Am I wrong?


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