Job or Internship Hunting? Don’t Make These Social Media Mistakes
Plus: What to do to get the most out of your online presence.
This article originally appeared on Money.
Every college student and recent graduate has heard the spiel about refraining from posting wild party pictures on their social media profiles. They’ve been told not to share anything they wouldn’t want their grandmother to see. And they know, too, that all job seekers are expected to have an online résumé or up-to-date LinkedIn profile.
Growing up in the age of social media, today’s crop of young 20-somethings who are on the job hunt have a leg up in social media fluency.
But it also can be easy for the social media savvy graduates of today to be a bit, let’s say, overconfident, when transitioning from a social media persona that’s entirely social to one that also represents your professional self.
“Applying (that knowledge) to the job search is different than interacting with their friends,” says Lauren Griffin, senior vice president at staffing firm Adecco.
Here’s some advice to avoid rookie mistakes and successfully leverage social media when you’re just starting to develop your professional network.