AU MA Social Media

A class blog about social media.

18 Social Media Don’ts

Posted by Nadia Amika on August 8, 2012

We have been talking a lot about social media sites being reviewed by hiring managers. I completely understand the positives with employer’s checking a social media site and learning a candidates “social tendencies,” but the main thing that needs to be assessed is a person’s skill set. I may have been naive and among the few, but when I reviewed over 100 student applications a year in my previous position, the last thing I wanted to know was what was on a student’s Facebook account. Public or not I felt I was invading their privacy especially if a social media page wasn’t provided. How could I possibly assess their skill sets based on what was written on their wall, included in their photos or written in a profile description? Great candidates can still be found via the traditional resume and cover letter and maybe a personal website if they must show more before an interview. Either way, if you make it past the Facebook background check make sure you do not do any of these 18 things or you could be fired! 

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