There are times in life when we party a bit too much or get a bit too drunk and post an inappropriate selfie on a social media site. We cringe when our friends and/or family tease us about it later. However, a hiring manager may not be so understanding. She may take one look and cross your name off the interview list. You might not get accepted into that favorite university. Worse, your current employer may discover your drunk-posted selfie during an annual review and you end up getting fired.
When Mark Zuckerberg first invented Facebook as a Harvard student, it was a small experimental novelty. That was way back in 2004, and now just eleven years later, it has become ubiquitous and important as a general social connector nexus. Everyone can connect to everyone else, for free. It seems so innocuous, until something personal posted there impinges on your life.
Of course, spending too much time using Facebook while on a job can also, in a more pedestrian way, affect your employment. And, all of these pitfalls work to reduce your overall reputation. Status Labs is a company that specializes in helping people recover from a damaged reputation, whether online or in everyday life. They offer the following tips to enact as a very first step to protecting your reputation:
Make your personal Facebook page with a code name that you only give to family and friends. You main Facebook page is kept pristine for business use.
Draw up a rigid policy that never allows you to use Facebook at work during normal working hours. Write it down and post it somewhere you will see it regularly.
There are many ways to remedy the situation if your reputation is compromised and Status Labs knows all the ways. The expert professionals at Status Labs are experienced at snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. They are also adept with traditional real-world reputation repair. They are as skilled with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) as they are with media Public Relations. They know how to play the system to get you back in the saddle with a real second chance in life.