10 Facebook and Twitter Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Job
Tweet About an Interview or Job Offer
In what is now known as the “Cisco Fatty” incident, a graduate student scored a paid internship at Cisco, then promptly tweeted,
“Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and
hating the work.”
A Cisco employee saw it and responded with, “Who is the hiring manager? I'm sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web.”
A better career move: Even if you're not being rude in your tweet, still be careful. “The interview process shouldn’t be for public consumption until it’s a done deal," Danielson says. "Your competition might say ‘Oh wait, there’s a marketing position available, maybe I’ll apply for it too!’”
If you want to share your excitement during the job search, try a more gracious post like, “Looking forward to my interview. The company looks like a great place to work.” Never conjecture publicly about how the interview went—you're making assumptions that could rub the hiring manager the wrong way.
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