Social media slipups: One bad habit you should break...especially when applying for entry-level Hollywood jobs
Social media month continues! This week's topic: Why you should pay attention to how often you post online.
If you’re unemployed and want to spend all day sharing links and videos, go for it. But if your resume says you’re currently employed, and your Twitter and Facebook are being updated all day with non-work related posts, your future employer (who, like we’ve said before, can absolutely find your feed regardless of how private you think it is) might wonder how you’re getting your work done. It’s so tempting to take a social media break every now and then, and giving your brain a break can be good for productivity, but there’s a difference between scrolling through news articles and funny pictures for a few minutes here and there and constantly posting.
Limit your social media activity to in the morning before work, during lunch from 1-2, and after the workday ends at 7pm. If you see a link you absolutely must share immediately, do so in a non-public way. That’s what Gchat is for.
-- Angela Silak & Cindy Kaplan