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Facebook Mistakes That Could Cost Your Job

Today, almost everyone keeps a Facebook account to stay connected with families and friends, but did you know that what you post on Facebook could make the difference between getting hired and missing out on an opportunity?

Here are 6 Facebook mistakes that job applicants/employees should avoid:

1. Inappropriate Pictures

It may affect the image you want to portray in your professional life, it is wise to keep your drunk pictures private

2. Complaining About Your Current Job

It may seem like an innocent statement, but it could not sit well with a potential employer

3. Posting Conflicting Information to Your Resume

Your credibility is at stake whenever you post anything on Facebook, so if your potential employer sees that there's a mismatch between your resume and the info on your profile it would make you seem like a liar.

4. Statuses You Wouldn't Want Your Boss to See

Statuses that imply you are unreliable, deceitful, and basically anything that doesn't make you look as professional as you'd like, can seriously undermine your chances at landing that new job.

5. Not Understanding Your Security Settings

Even if you aren't going to use Facebook professionally, make sure to go through your privacy options. At least, make your profile unavailable to people who are not your friend.

6. Losing by Association

We get to be judged by the company we keep, so inappropriate wall posts, tagged pictures could be detrimental to our chances of getting hired from a potential employer's vantage point.

Facebook Can Make or Break You

While a Facebook account is not necessarily a bad thing and in fact could benefit you professionally, just make sure it doesn't contain information and pictures that you wouldn't be proud of, so as not to send the wrong impression to potential employers.

6 Career-Killing Facebook Mistakes


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