Avoid Ruining Yourself On Facebook
Before you do anything else on Facebook, take a moment to realize something! You can easily let yourself get involved in a particular conversation and walk right into damaging your future.
It’s very easy at the moment to make a negative statement about something or worse yet someone. It may seem that you are simply responding to a comment or a question in that one little story.
But when you do it, you may end up regretting it. It may end up costing you the chance of getting a job that would change the future of your life.
Don’t criticize other people on Facebook. Why? It could come back to haunt you the next time you’re looking for a job.
When it comes to personality, two of the traits employers most value are those who are agreeable and conscientious. Experts are educating employers that people who test high for being agreeable and conscientious are the least likely to insult others on Facebook.
So if you write ‘My roommate is a jerk’ on your wall, prospective employers will look at that and deduce that you are not agreeable or conscientious. And your resume could end up in the trash can.
Keeping things classy on your Facebook page is a signal to others, including hiring managers, that you are disciplined, courteous and flexible. These are all excellent qualities for an employee.
5 Facebook Guidelines To Follow To Better Yourself:
- Project yourself in a manner so others want to be associated with you.
- Don’t post anything that will hurt a friend’s image, career or relationship.
- Use the Facebook privacy settings to control others’ access to your page.
- Apply offline social rules to your Facebook interactions.
- Always present yourself positively, but honestly, on Facebook.