Career suicide: courtesy of social media!

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“Congratulations! You’ve impressed our selection committee in the first two rounds of interviews – and now, we just have a few more questions…”

Don’t we all want to hear this during an interview?

Music to our ears surely! But then what if this comes next…

Social Media where you least expect to find it:

Social Media - Twitter

 “You’re familiar with our corporate policy on substance abuse? Good. In light of that, I wonder if you could explain this entry we found in your personal blog on MidnightConfession.com?”

Social Media where you least expect to find it:

Or this…

Social Media - Facebook“With regard to our policy on harassment, we wondered about this picture of you on MeAndAllMyFriends.net?”

Or (my personal favourite)…

 

Social Media - instagram

“This picture on HilariousAndCoolPicsOfMe.org         …err, is that a ferret?” 

 

 

 


We’ve all read the stories about people being fired for:

  • inappropriate
  • foolish
  • illegal
  • or just plain dumb

…posts on their social media profile!

and we all know tales of the guy who telephones in to the office, too sick to come in… then posts photos of himself, out on the tiles with his friends, on his Facebook profile.

Or the woman who tweets about how she’s going to get a promotion as a result of an upcoming merger… when the news isn’t public yet!

You didn’t really think your online life was private did you????

Remember, the very same Social Media networks that keep friends & family in touch with your life, are a generous feeding-ground for smart prospective employers too!

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5 tips to avoid Social-Media-based career suicide:

 

1. Think! Social thinking

No matter how much you believe you’ve taken steps and locked down your privacy, don’t forget that retweets, shares and comments from others won’t necessarily afford you the same protection.

Social managing2. Manage!

Many employers now do background checks routinely. Don’t be fooled into thinking your secrets are safe.

3. Conform! Social conforming

Many businesses now have formal guidelines regarding use of social media during work-time and also what details it is permissible to share.

4. Stop! Social Stop!

Use common sense when venting your spleen! If you post nasty comments about your employer, they WILL find out! Many companies actively monitor social networks.

5. Time-out! Social Time-Out

Don’t allow social media, blogs or networks to take over your life! Some businesses now block employee-access to specific sites. Just because you know how to hack into your company’s network or you can bypass it all with your iPhone, doesn’t mean you should!


  • Will you be in hot water should your boss see it? DON’T POST IT!
  • Don’t want others knowing specific things about you? DON’T POST IT!
  • You don’t know whether the timing or content is ok? DON’T POST IT!
  • You have a complaint; talk to someone appropriate! DON’T POST IT!
  • Posting instead of fulfilling your work responsibilities? DON’T!

Ultimately, it all comes down to this simple test: take a dispassionate look at your profiles, then ask yourself if you would employ this person.

HONESTLY!

Social Media Success

How Christmas Boost’s Local Suffolk Tourism Jobs

Christmas Jobs

It is that time of the year again where people are filled with merriment and families are so delighted as they would want to spend great time with their loved ones. Some organisations will probably be rounding off for the year with many employees breaking up for the year. The Christmas season is usually the busiest period for many businesses and organisations servicing the tourism industry. Naturally, Christmas will boost jobs in Suffolk.

During the Christmas period, travelling activities are very popular. Demand is jointly driven by those leaving the shores of the country and for those coming in based on the fact that the festive atmosphere for many is usually the perfect time to plan holidays and stay cations.

Beside the Christmas season being a time where different companies or organisation thrive and are most likely to create a job opening as a result of the massive increase in the demand of services. Tourism is another area where there is always a massive boost especially at this time of the year.

For parents, it is usually difficult to have a good time with their kids during the school days. Christmas holiday presents itself as a perfect time to have those great, moments with the kids. Likewise for many government and commercial worker that have been busy throughout the year, this usually serves as an avenue to have that long anticipated tour to a place of choice.

Tourism jobs

With Suffolk being very good destinations for tourist, many tourist related businesses will no doubt be in need of more hands to ensure they render efficient service. Families usually go on a shopping spray during Christmas and therefore many more stores will need additional services. This demand creates many job openings for posts like sales person, accountants, drivers, attendant, ushers and lots more. With more people visiting Suffolk, bars, restaurants, hotels recreation centres, eateries, fats foods and many others will be very busy. These venues will require people to fill in for multiple vacancies.

For many unemployed, this seems to be a good season to get a job opening and get busy. For people looking for a temporary job, this Christmas season is just the perfect time to find one.

So it’s important that we encourage this welcome seasonal tourism boost and market Suffolk as a fantastic Christmas venue. In fact Suffolk is a great place to visit at any time of the year.