Who’s on your social media?

Have you ever gone to social media to look at what your kids are doing? I did that when mine were in their early 20s. Suddenly, accounts were cleaned up, pictures were changed, and things were considerably cleaned up after I had gone to their accounts and said hello.

I do not tell you this to embarrass my kids. The point I’m making is that if you are applying for a job at a company in this day and age, you’re going to find that companies like to come out and visit your social media. Social media is open to anybody who wants to come and visit. It’s perfectly legal.

I would like to advise you, though, that it might be to your benefit that when the company arrives at your site, they find something appealing to someone they would like to hire. Although this is just a thought, it might be one that would help you from losing a job prospect.

Enjoy and have fun with your social media. Just do it in a way that puts you in a good light.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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