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5 Social Media Mistakes That Could Cost You A Job


These tips are relevant for college jobs and are things to keep in mind as you prepare for your teaching career.

  1. Posting Something Inappropriate on a Company Account
    If you’re in a trusted enough position to have access to a company’s social media accounts, this isn’t a responsibility to take lightly. Be careful about what you post on a company account and always read (and re-read) your posts/comments before you submit them.
  2. Complaining About Your Employer
    One of the last things you should be doing on your social media pages is complaining about your employer, fellow co-workers, or any of your superiors.
  3.  Making References To Drinking Or Using Drugs
    About 83 percent of employers reported that seeing posts referencing the use of illegal drugs on a prospective employee’s social media page is a huge red flag. Though you may be 21 or older, many employers are frowning on posts showing imbibing and some employers are going so far as to implement rules prohibiting posts about alcohol.
  4. Publicly Posting With Poor Grammar/Spelling
    The bottom line is employers care about spelling and grammar. So, what can you do if you’re a perpetually bad speller or don’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re?” There are all kinds of browser plug-ins that you can download and install for free; these plug-ins will automatically scan anything you type within the browser and underline possible spelling and grammar errors. It might seem silly to spell-check what you’re posting on Twitter or Facebook, but it might make a difference between looking professional (and employable!) and not.
  5. Posting About A “Sick Day”
    If you’re going to give your boss an excuse as to why you’re not coming into work, at least make sure that your posts on social media correspond with that excuse. In other words, don’t call in “sick” and, a few hours later, post photos of yourself at an amusement park or on the beach with a group of friends.

You can also use Rep’nUp to find problematic content on your social media profiles and then delete it accordingly!

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