Many young people work hard year after year to measure up to an advanced education system; and once they graduate, they try to get the best job possible. After years of education, extra curricular activities, and doing their best job to prove that they are good enough, there is an unexpected factor that nowadays affects the recruitment process.
When social media started, it was just a series of applications where people connected to have fun. Little did everyone know that it would bloom into the information frenzy that it has become. In that frenzy, all of us are held to standards that were not publicly communicated. Anyone can look us up and find out things we would never include in an application, or mention in an interview. That is why recruiters all over the world are looking into our social media profiles to see the true extent of who we say we are. Some schools, investors, and potential partners might not mind that you went partying every week. However, some positions require such levels of reliability, social behavior, and habits, that may differ from what you consider your personal life.
Think about it… You have one or two YouTube videos where you are chugging down beer and someone jokingly put a joint in your hand while you were sleeping in a friend’s house. Now you are about to handle a big case regarding drug and alcohol controls for underage users. How would that go?
If you think your social media might get in the way of your dream job, there are many answers to your questions, and things you may do. If you are starting to use social media and want to know how to go about it, there are ways to make the best of each platform and still live the life you want to live.
It’s not easy to be young in the age of social media, but it’s not impossible, it just takes a new set of skills that people within the digital marketing industry have developed, and now it’s time to share it with new users and the families that care about them, and their future.
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