5 things to avoid sharing on social media when applying for a job

 

Can you imagine your life without social media now? I bet the answer is no.

The first thing we do when we wake up is to look on our phones and the last thing we do before going to sleep, is also to have a look to all the social media platforms we have. Social media became part of our lives. The goal of social media is not only to meet people, to submit videos and pictures or to socialise, but also, social media has a relevant role in the development of our personal identity. Therefore, we must be very careful with what things we can post and which ones we shouldn’t.

Here are some tips for you to consider before posting something on your social media platforms:

 

  1. Offensive Content

You should never, under any circumstance, post offensive content. Never insult people, never write something discriminatory, xenophobic, homophobic… etc.

 

  1. Politics

If you are going to post something about politics, make sure you have the information from reliable sources. You have to be very careful with this kind of posting, as you will never have the same thoughts as all your friends. We’re not saying you shouldn’t share your views and opinions, just make sure that you are making informed and accurate statements. Do some research before, just to make sure you are not saying something wrong.

 

  1. Never tell that you hate your job, boss or coworkers on social media

Nowadays, companies track their workers’ social media and you don’t want to be fired for a stupid reason such as saying, “OMG this work is so boring” or “my boss is useless”. The consequences won’t just affect your actual job, but they could also affect your future profession.

4. Inappropriate images of yourself

Be careful of the images you share online. Our golden rule is: don’t post anything you wouldn’t like to see in 5 years’ time or content which your family and friends would disapprove of.

 

 

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