Why Social Media Could Affect Your Job Or Jobs You Apply For #JobSearch


When your on your social media accounts do you voice your opinions? Do you sometimes vent about work or your boss? I think everyone has done this at one point or another. We all have those rough days where we just want to scream about our job, nothing is going right, the boss is yelling he needed that paper work yesterday, or other stressful situations. It’s normal that before you completely lose it you talk to a friend, scream into a pillow or turn to your social media just to release a little stress.

Although, times are changing, everyone is now on social media of some kind. You may want to try the screaming into your pillow or talking to a friend more then turning to social media. In case you are unaware, more and more employers are checking your social media before and while your working for them. You may think they don’t know how to find your social media pages but you may be surprised at the fact that they are seeing what your saying. It could end in a termination or a write up from your boss as well.

If your thinking “Oh, this can’t be true!” you may want to take a look at this example of a girl who was going to start a job and got fired before she even started. She stated that she stated Ewwwww…I start this crappy Job tomorrow and did not mention the company she would be going to work for. She got a tweet back “And….no you don’t start that FA job today! I just fired you! Good luck with your no money, no job life!” To say she was shocked is an understatement. We sometimes don’t think about what we say and how we say it. It could lead to more problems then it’s worth. Your pillow will keep all your screams and venting a secret so it’s the better route to go then social media.

Keep this in mind the next time you want to vent, post a note to yourself on your desktop or laptop to remind you. So even when your at your boiling point you won’t be tempted to vent where your co-workers or boss could see it. Even the vague status updates could be taken the wrong way and get you into hot water.

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