Are you monitoring what you post on social media? If not, it could affect you later on.
One of the deciding factors of getting a job, your social media accounts.
The danger of it? Having photos or videos posted about you that gives an employer a bad impression about yourself and not receiving the job.
Roberta Wheeler, the Coordinator of the Human Resources Program at Fanshawe says people may not be aware of the importance.
” I have received calls from people saying I’m not getting jobs. As soon as I google their LinkedIn profile I can see why, they’re making funny faces and it doesn’t look professional.”
However, even your actions can affect you.
The name Ken Pagan may sound familiar? He was an employee at Post Media and was terminated of his employment because he threw a beer on the ball diamond at a Toronto Blue Jays playoff game last year.
An incident like that results in it looking bad on the company when the identity is out and thus requires further action.
However, Wheeler says it is important to keep your profiles clean, even when you are employed.
“A lot of employers now have social media policies. I would encourage anyone who gets a job to see what their policies are. If you are putting things out there that are hurting their brand, you are probably gonna go through their disciplinary procedure.”
Wheeler adds to type your name in to Google to see what information and photos pop up of you.