Times were much simpler before Facebook and other social media sites that plaster your “crazy night out” all over the net.  People were a little more carefree and smiled with the beer in their hand as they attended a group gathering.  However in current times this could hurt your job status along with hindering a future job prospective.

It seems many employers are requesting that their current and future employees provide their Facebook profile page along with their contact information to ensure they are not engaging in frowned activities.  So that picture from ten years ago may result in never seeing that corner office on the 40th floor.

Facebook and the workplace

There is some etiquette to consider when you are engaging with co-workers on a personal level, especially the boss man.  Never, ever invite them to be friends, do not accept them as friends, and if your information is set on public; best you turn on the private setting.  If you monetize your social media together and use this as a way to promote your work, then perhaps setting up two accounts would be the best idea to ensure no one at work scouring all of the other details of your personal life.

How to avoid the Facebook query

If an employer wants to know what you do on your Facebook or other social media sites by all means it is not mandatory or legal for them to demand it or lose your job.  They are or should be smarter than that.  However, there is some legality if you work for various publications like A.P and you do need to abide by them. An easy way to bypass the Facebook query is to give your employer a Linked In account address, stating that this is your professional social site that you encourage co-workers and employers to visit.  Remember to keep your Facebook account settings on private if they get curious and start surfing around on there anyway.

Rethink that post or picture

When contemplating whether you should post that last photo of Mexico, think of the saying, “Say it and forget it, Write it and regret it.”  We should have the liberty to post what we feel, share that crazy night, but the reality is it just may creep up and nip you later.  How many times have we witnessed celebrities having to post a formal apology for an outburst or photo they later regretted?

About the author: This post is written by John Lewis and he works at PriceCollate as a writer. You can visit pricecollate to find and compare various type of shoes at great prices.


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