2017 HBCU Careers Magazine

HBCU Careers Magazine

and you could potentially be reported to the HR department or management for such activity. 4. Providing a status on a social media site gives users the opportunity to provide a brief description of where they are, what they are doing or what is on their mind. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter give users the opportunity to voice their opinions on matters such as a bad day at work or an irritating boss. Doing so, can have serious consequences and have resulted in instances where employees have been terminated as a result of negative online behavior. 5. Being an active social media user can afford you many favors in the workplace, it can also cause much trouble if you are getting involved in negative or controversial discussions. Maintain a positive and neutral profile that avoids discussing sensitive, racist or political views. While everyone can benefit greatly from social media, there can also be downsides to being the center of attention. When individuals create an online presence via social media they own the content and image that they are presenting. Remember to utilize your social media accounts wisely and capitalize on the opportunity to interact with others responsibly.


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