Top 5 social media mistakes job related that you are probably making

Top 5 social media mistakes job related that you are probably making

Nowadays, social media are very important. It doesn't matter if it is your personal or business account, you should be careful with the information you post. Keep reading to find out much more details! 

Nowadays, social media are very important. It doesn't matter if it is your personal or business account, you should be careful with the information you post. Keep reading to find out much more details! 

Job seekers usually check the prospective candidate's social media. They do this more often than you imagine! Social media gives them more information about you than an interview could. 

The most common mistake is not being on social media. You can’t just refuse to participate in social media and hope for the best—at least not professionally. To be hirable, you must be searchable. That means having an online presence, updating your social media profiles and feeds regularly, and interacting with people in your industry.

The most common mistake is not being on social media.

The second and most common mistake is having an inconsistent professional brand. One of the most challenging aspects of building a personal brand is figuring out which parts of your personality, skill set, and experience to emphasize in a professional context. We are all multifaceted human beings. 

The difference between a personal brand and a professional brand is that the latter is just the stuff that matters to an employer.  Your professional brand should also be consistent across social networks, right down to the photo you choose for your headshot.

In the third place, when it comes to your brand online, you’re both the seller and the product, and everything you post tells prospective employers what they might be “buying,” so it’s important to be genuine and passionate about what you share.

The difference between a personal brand and a professional brand is that the latter is just the stuff that matters to an employer. 

Also, posting too frequently can be a problem. Why is frequent posting a problem? If it looks as if you spend all day on social media, your current or prospective employer might suspect that you’re not doing much else. This is especially a problem if you’re posting during the workday while you’re employed.

Finally, don't share information that could get you fired. You know not to post trade secrets or to say negative things about your employer, boss, or coworkers on social media. But did you know that in many cases, you don’t need to share information that isn’t yours or do anything to disparage your company to lose your job?

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