Digital Footprint: Seniors Advisory
Want to be a CIA Spy? Be Careful on Facebook
In an article posted on CNN Money last week, author Jose Pagliery shares some common sense details about sharing information online and job-seeking. Visit http://tinyurl.com/kash5v7 for the full article
- Do not overshare! You may not be interested in working for the CIA, but oversharing on social media is disappointing to all employers. Keep your private life private.
- Have a responsible presence on social media. (That means you don't share anything too personal, no company secrets, no work-related details).
- Don't announce a great interview - of course, if you're looking to become a spy, you can't broadcast to the world that you're hoping to become a spy. But no matter what profession you're going into, posting too much information about an interview, a day at work, a colleague, etc. can get you into trouble.
- Would you say it in real life? If not, don't post it!
- Keep your relationship details to yourself
- Don't post every detail of your life. Consider your audience. They don't need, or want, to know what you ate for breakfast, what toothpaste you use, how your commute into work/school was...
- Don't complain in every post!
- Any image that you share online can be copied and re-posted by anyone. Think about the pictures you post before you share them.
- Update your privacy settings. Anyone can see what you share when you have a public account, and private accounts are easy to navigate around. Don't share something that you wouldn't want a future employer or a creepy stranger to know.