Does social media have consequences for individuals that are a little too social?
College students often use social media tools, especially Facebook, as platforms to show who they are and what is going on in their lives. Not a professional tool for those individuals, Facebook is instead a trove of pictures documenting situations far beyond “business casual.”
No matter how perfect your technique, employers that peruse undergrads’ profiles are not impressed by beer bongs. What opportunities could you miss out on because of your (possibly embarrassing) Facebook page?
View this slideshow about social media dangers for job seekers. How do you measure up?
Though college students and 20-somethings are getting in trouble, that doesn’t mean you will with the proper precautions. Explore the account and privacy settings to select the right amount of Facebook privacy for you.
What other social networking sites similar to Facebook do you use? Are you on LinkedIn? Do you think there will be a new “next big thing”?