Social media, especially Facebook, is a way the majority of the population pass time, stay in touch and browse media. With it being available in the form of an app it makes it even easier to scroll through your feed during lunch or during breaks at work. However according to an article on US News it can be detrimental to your career. Below are a few red flags to look for if you find yourself habitually on Facebook.
Using one profile for both your personal and professional life is a big problem that can go under the radar. It may seem silly but your personal profile is where you rant and post opinions on hot button issues. Most don’t see that a problem can surface when you’re friends with coworkers who see these things, and it may cause a rift in your office if you’ve found yourself in a heated argument with coworkers both online and off.
Privacy is another issue, you may think comments and likes are private but depending on your settings almost anyone can search your name and find things. Your colleagues and employer can easily view things that can be seen as problematic.
Darius Fisher, co-founder and president of Status Labs, thinks taking these things into consideration can help your work life more than you know. Fisher and his company work as the top PR firm, and their expertise is solely in online reputation management. They know the ins and outs of what data and information is pulled by search engines, which includes social media posts that you assume are private. His clients range from small companies, political figures, CEOs, and Fortune 500 Companies who need help rebuilding or creating an online presence.
Their expert team buries negative google search results with new and positive information as well as eliminating any negative pictures that appear in image searching. Fisher knows that media, true or false, spreads quickly online and can damage a person’s career in an instant. Status Labs works hard to rebuild online reputations and replenish the internet with truthful,helpful, and positive information.