Staffing Resources

Tips to Make Your Social Media More Employer Friendly

November 1st, 2019

Social media has become ubiquitous in 2019; you can’t afford to ignore the fact that an employer will almost certainly look at your online presence. Fortunately, there are a few simple tips you can take to make sure your social media is employer-friendly 

 

Determine your Level of Privacy

If you want to keep your personal and professional life completely separate, you have the option of making your social accounts private. In doing this, you can control the level of what people can see who aren’t following or directly connected to you. This way, you can keep all the focus on professional sites like LinkedIn. 

 

Consider Using A Timeline Review

If you don’t want everything to be private, Facebook offers a nice feature that gives you more control. Different privacy settings allow certain content through to people who aren’t your friends, like pictures you’re tagged in. As a result, a friend could capture a photo of a moment you wouldn’t want an employer to see and then tag you on Facebook.  

Without Timeline Review, this picture will appear on your feed for the public to see. With Timeline Review, you have control over what ultimately becomes visible on your page. This is especially handy if you don’t mind a public account but don’t want specific photos shared.  

 

Don’t Post Without Thinking

Sometimes it can be very tempting to weigh in on a hot political issue or offer your stance in a lengthy post. You may share something you found interesting or amusing without checking the source. All of these and more can appear to an employer and present a particular image of who you are. Especially if you don’t think about your spelling or grammar while crafting these posts. This isn’t to say you can’t have an opinion, just that it’s essential to be mindful of how you’re presenting yourself.  

 

Make Sure Your Picture Represents You

This one is quick and easy – think about the message your profile picture displays. If it’s not something you feel is work appropriate, it may be time to find another.  

 

Balance What You Share

Sharing personal stories and photos is perfectly welcome, but if you want to use your social media to help yourself seem employable, balance what you post. Include your achievements and articles related to your industry.  

 

Let Staffing Resources help you work for the best companies in Atlanta!

When you’re ready to kickstart your career and work with an employment agency dedicated to using and developing your professional skills, trust Staffing Resources. As a smaller, locally owned, and operated company, we take the time to get to know you and connect you with companies in the metro Atlanta area. Contact us today to let us help you! 

Leave a Reply