In today’s world, it’s inevitable to not be involved with social media, everywhere you look there’s some advertisement pushing you to get more involved with the next social media trend. However, no one warns you about how your reputation could be damaged, if you post the wrong photo, quote or phrase on a social media site. There aren’t a set of guidelines that are written on the walls of the social media sites for you to follow. The rule that you have to play by when posting content on social media sites is the one that says “ How will this post affect my career whether it be good or bad.”
One insensitive tweet, a thoughtless Facebook post, a silly Instagram photo, an offhand comment on LinkedIn, anything can be misconstrued, taken out of context, or overhyped. All it takes is one tweet or post to ruin your reputation. When it comes to your career, all you really have is your reputation, and you need to protect your reputation at all cost. All of your accomplishments, all of your successes, every performance measure you’ve met or blown out of the water, all of that speaks to your professional reputation.