1. Complaining about your current job
If there is anything that will stain your personal brand, it will be making negative comments or bad remarks about your current job or previous employers. Be it direct or subtle ones, complaining about your job or boss will make you seen as being ungrateful and unfaithful. Even if you really do feel stressful in your job, you should never vent the frustration on social media as this will only tarnish your reputation.
2. Using profanity
Always keep in mind that your words represent your inner personality. Only from observing someone’s posts and status updates, you will get a picture of what kind of person someone is. Therefore, keep your Facebook clean from swearing words or offensive terms that might hurt others. While minor use of four-letter words is not a crime, you might not want your future employers to see it on your profile.
3. Being reckless
You might think that making typos or wrong grammar on your Facebook updates is not a big deal. The truth is, it does matter. While you think that reckless mistakes such as ignoring the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ is trivial, this will make you look unintelligent and inattentive. Therefore, it is duly noted to always check twice before you post something.
4. Uploading embarrassing photos or videos of others
How would you feel if your friend post embarrassing pictures or videos of yours on Facebook, without your consent? While this might seem like a fun and harmless prank, most people will feel upset being put in such a situation. Be wise before uploading anything on the internet, you should always consider how people will react to it.
5. Displaying illegal or offensive information
Social media can be a great place to build a new network, share opinions, or exchange new ideas. However, you should know the line between what is allowed and prohibited to display on your Facebook. You should never display any illegal information and sensitive remarks such as racism or sexism.
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