What Young Professionals Should Never Do on Social Media

Bobby Schuessler

Boosting your career prospects and showing the world your skillset is now easier than ever thanks to social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. That is, if you use them smartly and correctly. One wrong move and that dream job could be gone faster than it took to write those 160 characters.

Harper's Bazaar investigated this subject further by highlighting the seven things professionals should never do on social media to avoid making mistakes in the digital world. Check out the life-changing tips below.

1. Complaining about your job, co-workers, or boss. C'mon, sharing negative feedback about your workplace is not okay—even quick tweets like "dreading going into the office." Don't do it.

2. Sharing too much info. Yes, there is such a thing as TMI—save all of that relationship talk for your weekly dinner with your BFF.

3. Posting all of your partying pics. This may seem like a no-brainer, but one accidental post of you partying could cause potential employers to look the other way. 

4. Inserting yourself in controversial conversations. Yes, you should have a voice and give your opinion, but if that opinion could be offensive to others, keep it to yourself or discuss with friends and family in person instead. 

5. Going on a tirade. Keep your emotions on lock—no need to go HAM if it could reflect negatively on you. 

6. Aggressively networking for a job. There is such a thing as too much. While networking on LinkedIn is a great resource, don't harass or send constant messages to a recruiter—begging for a job won't get you that far. 

7. Referencing illegal activities. Don't do it. Enough said. 

What do you think of this career advice? Do you follow any of these rules? Is there a tip we're missing here? Let us know in the comment section below. And if you're looking to build your work wardrobe, shop 9-to-5 essentials here

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