An online profile can convey a lot about one. A lot of times, one’s digital body can say a lot more than their physical can (Source F). This can be either a good thing or a bad thing. The good side of it may show talents that could contribute to the applicant. The bad may show traits of racism or the using of illegal substances. It is one’s responsibility to be aware of what they post on social media.
The goal of any business is to be successful. Business’ need to hire personnel that can communicate clearly and effectively. This verbiage is noted in job descriptions for both blue collar and white collar jobs. Furthermore, company recruiters are actively engaged in finding qualified personnel, in a diverse job market. Additionally, jobs and potential employees are in global competition; do to technology, which has brought borders closer. One of the technologies, is social media, an internet based application; in which one can share information, ideas, career interests, etc. Facebook,Google+,Instagram, LinkedIn,
This paper examines the public perception of nurses and how social media can be both a detriment and a benefit to the career field.
People from almost all age groups, especially the teenagers and adults prefer to socialize through various social media websites for networking and this trend has been increased since the last decade with a wider internet utility. Though the social media websites are not less than any golden opportunity for online marketing in business, however, many cases have been reported for the job dismissals due to the controversial personal posts to the social media by the employees. The posts that have been done to the social media websites can be in the form of personal messages, photos, video clips, audio recordings, and comments on other’s posts. Hollifield, the Winter Part Employment Attorney
In “Kiki Kannibal: The Girl Who Played With Fire,” Sabrina Rubin Erdely highlights the dangers involved with an online persona. In the article, Kiki creates an online persona in the hopes of finding friends. She makes a major mistake when she portrays herself as older and more outgoing then she really is. Those mistakes initially led to insults and threats, but eventually led vandalism and rape. The article is a little dated as the dangers involved with an online persona were not as well known. However, there are several lessons from the article that are relevant today. An online persona can be beneficial and enjoyable as long as the creator keeps a few rules in mind. In order for an online persona to be beneficial you must be mature enough to handle criticism and recognize a threat that you should take seriously. Your persona should closely resemble who you really are, and it should enhance a part of your life and not take it over.
I feel that my public image is that I am a really timid and quiet. People tell me I look serious all of the time. I don't like talking about myself. I find myself struggling when it comes to taking to others
Your professional image is your reputation. Whether you are meeting with people on the phone, on the computer, or face-to-face making a good impression is important to your success. Always dress the way you want to be addressed. It is important to distinguish between the image you want others to have of you and the image you think people currently have of you. People observe your behavior and form theories about your appeal and capability. Ethnicities like working mothers and different culture background brings its own stereotype from people you work with in today’s diverse workplace.
Diane I love reading your post. It seems that you like to be the kind of people that want to appear qualified, skilled, intelligent, expert and effective (Canary, Cody & Manusov, 2008 p 13) because you mentioned that you do not want to give a bad impression to your employer, colleagues or others. It is better to keep one open door for questions or concerns that are of interest to certain
The purpose of this literary review is to enlighten my viewers of the importance of the ethical idea of companies crossing the lines of business with your personal life, when involving social media accounts. Most of my research has operated from the ATU library using the find it tool. Furthermost, the researched information use was from peer-reviewed research journal. I will discuss includes social media cons in the work environment, if it is ethical to get fired over a post, and laws that protect both parties. Social media includes an assortment of electronic communications—most commonly networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Myspace, Pinterest, Instagram, and the likes thereof. Social media also covers all forms of blogs, including Twitter (a micro-blog), wikis, online journals, diaries, personal newsletters, and World of Warfare and YouTube also are included under the umbrella term of social media (Lieber 2011).
With so many people posting to social media what makes one individual stand out against the rest? There is always the chance that one doesn’t get the job they are looking for. All that time and effort that individual put into creating their image online reaped no reward, no money, and no health insurance. Regardless if one gets the desired job or not they have to look at everything it asks of them. Posting about everything and anything one does in a day takes a toll on one’s personal life. Sharing intimate details with sometimes millions of followers comes with risks. There starts to be a lack of privacy once one posts about every meal they make and every time they have a family get together. Still many are lured into this vicious cycle with the promise that someday they will have all the fame and fortune one could want.
Sites such as LinkedIn helps recruiters in recruiting candidates by expanding the reach of their personal networks, contact candidates directly, and manage an array of talent (Schawbel, 2012). With most people being aware that employers do reference their profile for character check, people do believe that employers have the right to view their information in order to learn about the candidates’ personality and to ensure the person is not a liability (Budden, Elkersh, Vicknair, & Yancey, 2010). In conclusion, employers should be using social media only for job-relevant purposes. Employers should take specific steps
“Never put too much information online. You never know who will try to take advantage of it.” I must admit, my father’s word of advice sounds like a broken record repeating itself; expressing this to me so many times. Even though he is right. What I mean to say is that the advancement with Social Media over the years has been slowly (but surely) affecting us in real life. Considering the fact that companies and everyday people assess you based on your social media profile and online history. In essence, this violates the right of privacy as well as inhibiting the need of intimacy with other people; prompting me to explore what I had disclosed publicly via Google and Facebook. Have I shared too much information? Will it affect me with future opportunities? The only thing I can do is keep my fingers crossed, and hope for the best.
Employers invest a great amount of trust and resources when hiring employees. Social media should be used in order to distinguish
Do you think you could handle the daily pressure of someone questioning your integrity? On a daily basis, people could speak negative things about you and make you look so bad. That’s how most social media accounts work now days. And then, there can be a positive outcome involved in it.