Another story from an employer. The company was getting ready to tender an offer to a young man who just graduated from college. The last step in the process was a quick check of his Facebook page.
On the Facebook page, he was bragging about his third DUI. The offer was never offered.
“Never” is not completely accurate — the offer went to the next candidate, whose Facebook page checked out.
If you are going to be on Facebook, what positive things can you do while growing your career?
- Show you can communicate in complete sentences.
- Have pictures with friends who don’t have beers in their hands.
- Stay out of politics — unless you plan to spend the rest of your life in politics.
- Wear clothes. Not swimsuits.
- Let some of the activities on your resume be reflected in your Facebook content.
The most important part: don’t put everything out there. A little mystery makes a person interesting. When you publish everything you do, think and feel, your mystery is history.
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