Sunday, 27 March 2011

What your online presence says about you

You will no doubt have read or heard this weekend how social network pressure on ING has changed their policy on banker bonuses.  

You might cheer at this, you might despair; but either I'm sure you have realised how much power in our 'real' lives our social network presence has.

And with power must come caution!

Ask yourself a few questions:
1. Do you think about what current and future employers, colleagues or clients might think of you if they saw a summary of your Facebook statuses?

2. Would you be happy for your mum or kids to read your tweets?

3. Do you project a positive impression of yourself online? Is this positive in both your social and professional life?

If the answer to any of these questions is no, then it would be advisable to consider what and how you share in the future.  Don't let one comment on a Facebook profile, out of context, get between you and your next promotion, job or contract.

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