Know You Social Media – The Numbers

As we kick off “Know Your Social Media” we first want to look at the importance of social media in the work place. As you are adding that photo of you Saturday night, is that going to help you at your interview Monday morning? Can you explain that picture and the circumstances to your future employeer? If you are asking yourself if you can explain it, you may not want to post it. This post does not single out one platform over another, but instead should be viewed as cations for all platforms. You may think that Facebook photo isn’t going to leave your page, but the truth is nothing is truly private on the internet. The internet allows for moments of weakness to never leave you.

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According to Jobvite, there may be more than one reason you don’t want to tweet, post, or share on your social media account. As of their report from 2015, “Only 4% of recruiters DON’T use social media in the recruiting process. 4% aren’t sure,” but 92% of recruiters us social media in their recruitment process. That means nine times out of ten, your social media accounts are going to be viewed alongside your job application.

 

So when current and future employers look at your social media accounts, what are they really looking for? They look at the number of selfies you have and the content that you are posting and tweeting. Jobvite found in their 2014 Social Recruiting Survey That “55% of recruiters have reconsidered a candidate based on their social profile, with 61% of those reconsiderations being negative.”

 

When you post, tweet, share, retweet check content! Does it contain or reference profanity, spelling/grammar mistakes, reference drugs (legal or illegal), sexual content, alcohol, or guns? If you answered yes to anything listed above, think twice before displaying this type of content on your social media accounts! This is considered to be negative content and doesn’t belong on your profiles! Please remember, if you’re underage, you probably shouldn’t be posing pictures of you having a drink with your friends. Employers can do math and check your ages. Also, think about the number of selfies that you are sharing. Jobvite found that 72% of recruiters very them neutrally, but there are 25% of recruiters that view selfies negatively.

 

Now after reading all of these depressing facts about social media and job hunting, you may be thinking about deleting or deactivating your social media account(s). You probably don’t want to do that if you’re considering a job in communications or marketing. Jobvite found that “33% of those in this field viewed limited social media presence as a negative.” The key to mastering social media is being aware of what you post when you post and how much you post.

 

Check back next week for more “Know Your Social Media.”

Wise Words Wednesday

“Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.”

~Doug Larson

 

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Introduction to “Know Your Social Media”

Social Media can be used for many different purposes. It can help us share photos with our families, stay in touch with friends over long distances, or it can ruin our life.

We have all seen the headlines. Check out some of these famous social media encounters:

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Now, not all social media posts are going to be taken in secret and posted without your knowledge and give you the opportunity to meet Ellen, but there are some social media posts that give the right publicity and gain attention for the right reasons. However, there are social media posts the gain attention for all the wrong reasons. While these posts are the ones that employees really don’t like, your social media accounts are a reflection of you.

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Our Thursdays are going to be aimed at improving your social media experiences on Facebook and Twitter. We will take a look at the do’s and don’ts, including photos, tweets, and posts. We will also look at privacy settings; it may not be as private as you think it is.

Check back each Thursday to learn something new about your social media platform and get to “Know Your Social Media.”

Wise Words Wednesday

“Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else us it, and get a new one every six months.”

~Clifford Stoll

 

Remember not to share your password with anyone. If you need a password reset please call the Help Desk at 1-307-766-4357 opt. 1.

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Are you looking for a cute pickup line to use on somebody? Check out our posts every Monday in February for a new line.

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Wyoming’s Dinosaur

Did you know that Wyoming is 1 of only 6 stats that have a state dinosaur? The Wyoming state dinosaur is the Triceratops!

 

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