In this “pics or it didn’t happen” era where everything—and I mean everything—gets posted online, it’s not unusual to cringe a few times while scrolling through your Facebook news feed, Twitter homepage, or even your friends’ stories on Snapchat.
Well, think about how much job recruiters must be cringing when they look at candidates’ online profiles. While it’s becoming popular for applicants to get hired through social media, it’s becoming even more popular for applicants to be instantly eliminated from the hiring process because of something they probably don’t even remember sharing online.
We understand the temptations of posting every detail of your life on the web. That’s why we’re here to help you answer the million-dollar question: Should I actually post this? Check out this infographic to see when it’s okay for statuses and pictures to appear in the virtual world and when you should really spare recruiters—and society in general—from your inappropriate content (or pictures of your food).
Infographic courtesy of Online Classes. Photo of woman taking picture at concert courtesy of Shutterstock.
A board member of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs, Kat is either hosting inspiring founders or trekking across cities (Silicon Valley and London, anyone?) to discover the hottest startups. And, when she’s not putting together large-group gatherings for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kat is planning food excursions to discover the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup in NYC. The only thing she loves almost as much as crafting content as an Editorial Intern at The Muse is studying content as an English Major at Columbia University. Say hi on Twitter @katxmoon.More from this Author