Social media platforms have become a staple in our society and are utilized for quick and easy ways to make connections personally and professionally. Making a post on social media allows people to view a snapshot into your life, and in turn, you have the accessibility to view others’ lives.
LinkedIn is a great platform to utilize to boost and build on your professional connections. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are used in a more personal, playful type of manner. These platforms really allow you to reveal anything and everything about your life and your views.
It is easy to make judgments about a person based upon their posts, and this can potentially hinder your connections with people and even your search for employment. Some employers do take the time to seek out a potential employee’s social media pages and may make a decision about that person based on what they have seen. It is unfortunate that an employer may make a decision on the quality of a candidate based on what they did over the weekend or what they may have said regarding a matter, but that is the reality that we live in.
Posting on social media is fun, but as a job seeker, it is important to remember who your audience might be. Stay true to who you are but protect yourself from allowing someone to make a quick judgment about you and your work ethic because of something you posted.