The Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media

 

As social media has evolved into its current ubiquitous form, an online wealth of personal information has become easily accessible by millions of users – including employers. Though these platforms can be great ways to stay in touch with old friends and connect with users from around the world, remember that what you say and do online is evocative of your personal brand – it shows others who you are as a person. How do you want to portray yourself, especially when potential employers are watching?

Organizations are becoming increasingly active on social media. Whether it’s vetting a job candidate or checking up on a particular employee, social media can have an effect (either positive or negative) on one’s current or future career. Below we outline a few rules to help keep your social media accounts professional and work appropriate.

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Adjusting to Your Post-Graduate Life

From a college perspective life in the real world seems exciting, filled with opportunity, independence and best of all, no homework. It’s a chance to start making some real money, live on your own and begin a career. How hard can it be, right? You’ve nailed the job interview and moved into your new digs, so now what? Shifting from being a student into a full-time employee is a big transition and can be a bit overwhelming. After graduation you are thrown into the real world hoping that you have gained enough knowledge, training and experience to survive and thrive. Take some time and make sure you are doing these things right and the adjustment will be swift.

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