10 Mistakes on Social Media that Can Harm You and Will Probably Get You Canned

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There are many common mistakes on social media that can harm you. Our daily life is permeated by media, internet, and social online platforms such as Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Google Plus, or Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR).

Indeed, personal relationships have also changed over the past decade and a half, following diverse technological developments. Social relations have even been shaped by social media, creating at times opportunities to meet people, and reconnecting with those whom you thought you’d lost contact with forever. Yet social media has also presented new hazards and risks regarding personal relationships. The exposure of our intimate life and lifestyle, self-broadcasting phenomena, and personal public appearance through media has introduced new ways of relating to each other, manners which contain new risks inherent in misinterpretations or abuse of the new rules and codes of conduct.

But the effects of social media do not only concern one’s personal life and relationships, but also their work and job positions. Sometimes, social media can help professionally, helping demonstrate expertise, or allowing networking through platforms such as LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD). Nevertheless, it might also affect your job position. Regardless of the privacy settings of your Facebook page, most job recruiters check search engines for background on candidates, and their evaluation might be influenced by your overall profile. Moreover, everyday behavior in social media can impact your career and job position.

Indeed some jobs are quite stressful or boring, and might lead to people using social media for complaining about it. Some jobs have pretty high salaries, but are indeed nerve-racking. If you were wondering which are the most stressful jobs, then our piece on What’s The Most Stressful Job? 6 (More) To Add To Your List makes for great reading.

So, it is no news that social media can harm you, both on your personally and professionally. But this isn’t the end of the story. Brands usually use social media to feature their products and services. A careless use can create an unappealing image, and hurt their business as well.

Now then, here are some of the most common mistakes on social media that can harm you, be you employer or employee. Some might not be that obvious, while others, even a teenager would know better than to do; and yet people still repeat the same mistakes regardless. With no specific order, check out our list of most common mistakes on social media that can harm you!

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