5 Social Media Mistakes That Could Damage Your Career

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These days, everyone likes to share…whether it’s what’s for dinner, where to get the best deals, or pictures of a recent beach-side vacation.

But, as one of the leading employment agencies in Winnipeg, Pinnacle Staffing knows that people can go overboard with what they share, especially as it relates to work. Worse yet, those mistakes on social media can cause some serious career damage.

So what are they? And how can you avoid them? Here’s a look:

Mistake #1: Posting About a Job Offer Before You Have It in Writing

If you’ve been unemployed for a while, you’re probably excited if you’re on the verge of getting a job offer. But keep quiet until you have everything in writing. If you post too soon, a fellow job seeker might think there are other opportunities at the company and unknowingly (or not) apply for the same job.

Mistake #2: Posting About Skipping Out on Work

If you are skipping out on work for a personal reason, don’t post about it on your Facebook page. You’re setting yourself up for an uncomfortable conversation with your boss should you get found out.

Mistake #3: Posting Disrespectful Remarks

Some people go so far as to post racist or nasty remarks online. These are just plain wrong. Others, though, aren’t as overt, but are nonetheless disrespectful. For instance, posting a “joking” comment about a sensitive topic in the news.

Mistake #4: Posting Complaints About Being Bored…While at Work

It sounds like a no-brainer, but yet so many workers make the mistake of posting about how bored they are or how much they hate their jobs…while on the clock. Even posting that you’re “so happy it’s Friday” might be construed the wrong way by an overly critical boss.

Mistake #5: Posting Critical Comments About Your Work Conditions

Many companies today have social media policies in place that prohibit employees from making negative comments about the company online. Is yours one of them? Regardless, if you’re really unhappy about an issue at work, a private conversation with someone in charge is a much better route to take.

Unhappy at Work? Looking for a New Opportunity?

Rather than venting online – and possibly damaging your career in the process – give us a call. As one of the leading employment agencies in Winnipeg, Pinnacle Staffing can help you take your career to the next level in a great opportunity.

Contact us today to learn more.

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