Sunday, April 14, 2013

Career Goals And Social Media

OK~ I love the fact that we are all connected through Social Media. What I do not love, is the fact that many people think that it is OK to share things about their careers that are just flat out inappropriate. If you are a nurse, I honestly do not want to hear about how horrible your patients were. Social Media is not the place to vent about your patients. This gives all people in the nursing profession a bad name.

And then there are my teacher friends, and yes, I have many. I do not want to hear how you cannot stand the thought of figuring out your career goals and how your job is draining you. Seriously? Get out. There is a better place for you. There is a career that you can find happiness in and enjoy each day.

Teens and Social Media. Where do I begin? Well, it's prom season. Seriously think before you share your prom pictures. If they are photo appropriate to share with your Mom, go for it! If you are questioning what you are posting, do not post it! Should be simple, right? Unfortunately, it is not. Just last week I found pictures of students in a restroom in a public school in my Instagram Feed. Yep, teens are sharing and it is not always the right thing. Teens need to remember that their Social Media platforms are all part of their resum├ęs. Most potential employers will think twice before hiring someone that does not manage themselves well online. If a teen cannot manage themselves online, how will they manage themselves at a job?

So, my challenge to each of you, is to make it a point to share positive new through Social Media. Think before you post, pin, and Tweet! People are reading your status updates, tweets and believe me, they are analyzing your pins!

If you are doing something you love, work is not work! It's that simple friends. Fulfill your passions, reach for your dreams, and don't be afraid to ask. Remember, if you do not ask, the answer is always NO! Career goals and Social Media can be a fabulous combination, so make it work for you.

Remind your high school senior, there is one in this house, that they need to be sure their online presence is a good one. Their future could be determined by that "one" Tweet! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

2 comments:

  1. Absolutely agree!!!

    I am grown, but I STILL think before I hit the "post" button.

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  2. Very well said Sara! So true. My daughter was reminding her friend the other day that colleges and bosses for jobs you want will look at what you have posted online. So thankful she understands this, but so many teens do not.

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