Kim Kardashian tweeted a photo of herself in which she claims to be entirely without makeup but it looks like she might, maybe, be wearing a bit of left-over mascara on her lower lashes. Natch, the entire Internet is ready to melt down. Sigh.
Jade Bryce took to instagram profile picture on Jan. 16 to show off the new Bellator MMA ring girl outfit that she’ll be wearing when the promotion makes its Spike TV debut on Jan. 17.
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On Twitter: Check the background used on your profile and see that it’s presentable. Despite all the Twitter clients out there, people still check profile pages and photos. If you do not use Twitter for general promotion, you may wish to consider keeping your account private.
If you simply MUST post those pics of your friends at the bar last night, it may help to have a separate professional page and network. This way, you can post that embarrassing picture without getting you or your friends “in trouble” with their jobs and you will not be hurting your search. When job seekers look at your pages, they want to see your personality shine through. Re-posting your favorite celebrity’s witty tweets are ok, as well as posting wit of your own, just don’t over do it. You want to steer clear of that celeb or tweeter that always posts offensive comments as it is not professional behavior.
Using social acronyms is best saved for personal sites. Even I have difficulty with knowing when its appropriate to send a message with a smiley face or an “LOL” at the end. I usually wait for my potential bosses or clients to set the mood of the conversation and follow suit. If they are more casual and use abbreviations and acronyms, then I adjust. If they are professional, then my conversation and demeanor is more professional. In my personal online circle of friends, I have learned that different cultures have different acronyms. If you are going to be working with someone from the UK and you are in the US, you may find you need someone to explain things to you anyway. Why add complicated acronyms on top of that? It is just not professional.
Some people might start something great but give up after a few months. You will see them starting on another great idea the next time you see them and then another the next time you bump into them.
Your professional network will say a lot about you as a person. It is best to have a network for friends and a separate network for work-related and job searches. This way, anything you post can not be held against you.