Be very careful about what you post on your social networks! While your tweets and Facebook posts are meant for your friends, your employers (or future employers) may be able to access these—and whatever they find can be used as reason to fire you or quietly pass you up for the next promotion.
Keep your moods to yourself
Don’t air your mood swings. We all celebrate Friday or moan about Monday, but a very sensitive boss could take it as proof that you don’t like your job—and do you the favor of relieving you of it.
Refine your privacy settings
Change settings so that your posts can only be seen b y family and friends. However, anyone can copy and share your posts. That being said, be careful about who you ‘friend.’ It’s unwise to add a boss or co-worker to your personal network, or if you must, keep separate accounts for ‘close friends’ and your wider professional circle.
Never post on office time
Each post has a time stamp, so your boss will know if you said something while you were supposed to e working on that report he asked you to do.
Never talk about your co-workers
Even harmless remarks may be misinterpreted. Remember that posts don’t have the benefit of context or body language, and what you think is funny may come off as embarrassing or inappropriate.
Don’t reveal company information
Don’t talk about the downsizing, the loss of an account, or an account pitch. Even what you think is just ‘stories of a typical day’ can reveal the status of a company, which is privileged information.
Don’t reveal location
Prevent and avoid status updates of your location. Bosses, clients or potential employers may question your choice of where you hang out, even if it’s on your own time.
Don’t post inappropriate pictures
You don’t want photos of yourself drunk, going wild at a party, or wearing revealing clothes, especially if you work in a conservative environment.