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Let’s face it! The majority of us have serious attachment issues with the internet and with social media. What’s more, we can even honestly admit to being addicted in one way or another. However, what you probably don’t know is that while the internet and social media impacts our ever-changing view of the world, it also impacts the world’s view on you!
Sure, it may be fun to upload 20+ selfies per day on your social media platforms. So, why not do it?! Well, here’s why. For starters, it makes you seem like you need constant attention, which, in turn, makes you come off as conceited. In the professional world, this translates into an employee who is unable to work independently and needs endless praise from others in order to thrive.
Furthermore, an employer may see you as a distraction to your coworkers with your incessant need to fraternize and be the center of attention. This is a huge downfall! Employers are attracted to candidates who are self-sufficient and can get the job done with minimal supervision. They do not have time to concentrate all of their energy on one specific employee who needs continual praise!
What about those party pics?! Well, there is nothing wrong with having a little fun. But beware! There is such a thing as having too much fun. If 90% of your pics and posts show you drinking and partying, then guess what?! There is a 100% chance that a potential employer may view you as a habitual partyer who cannot be relied on to take work seriously.
Moreover, time stamps do not lie! If you are posting pics of you drinking and partying all night long every day of the week, how can an employer trust you to come to work fresh and ready to efficiently conquer your work day?! As is the case with eating in moderation to maintain a healthy lifestyle, party in moderation to maintain a healthy work life. And, if you like to indulge in partying and having a good time, by all means, go right ahead. However, don’t always post about it!
To put it briefly, if you’re considering entering the workforce or thinking about finding a new job, polish up your social media platforms just as you would your resume. Be aware of what they may say about you, and ensure that they portray you in the best light. Therefore, think twice before posting that drunk selfie or tweeting about your hatred for your job and fellow coworkers. Why?! Because you never know who may be watching or reading!
If you have any questions about hiring, or if we can be a sounding board for your job search inquiries, please contact us at 212-244-2777.