15 Things You Do On Social Media…That Could Get You Fired


By: Alexis Scaffidi

Have you ever posted something on social media and then regretted it afterwards? Did you ever think it might cost you your job? Well, guess what? In today’s society, it actually can! You’ve worked really hard to land your job, so take a few minutes to check out list and prevent social media from derailing your career.

 

  1. Posting a photo of you relaxing on the beach or shopping with a friend when you called out “sick” for work
  2. Clicking the “share” button too soon, before you’ve had time to cool off or think about the repercussions of an angry post
  3. Tweeting negative comments about your company or fellow coworker, even if you don’t address them by name
  4. Posting overly exposed photos of yourself on social media, especially when you work in a conservative sector
  5. Instagraming your cute new coffee mug, but forgetting about the confidential information noticeable on the computer screen behind it
  6. Posting non-stop during the day, when you should actually be working on projects or paying attention in meetings  
  7. Liking images on your newsfeed that contain racist, sexists, or other offensive images
  8. Posting revengeful comments after being passed over for a promotion on your private account (that your coworker just screenshotted and sent to your boss)
  9. Sharing memes with vulgar language that could be considered offensive
  10. Following distasteful accounts on social media that are aimed at belittling certain groups of people
  11. Posting private information that could be used to target your company if placed in the wrong hands
  12. Sharing life poor choices, like “I was so drunk last night, I’m not sure how I drove home”
  13. Posting unflattering photos of colleagues that you snapped without their permission at a company party
  14. Sharing pictures of illegal or controversial items, such as drugs or guns, on your personal account
  15. Sharing strong political or religious views that could be off-putting to potential clients

 

Remember, social media is part of your personal brand, and what it says about you can make or break your career! Check out our social media certification course!

 

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