Career Tips

Think Before You Post: How What You Post Can Affect Your Job Application

Date Posted: 05/20/2019

Sharing things and updating the world about what’s going on in your life is now so easy thanks to social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. It’s fun to know what’s going on in the world as well as interacting with people about your daily adventures, lessons, and experiences in general. Although the saying, “Be Yourself.” is very much true, there is also a limit to what you should post on social media. Matutong prumeno. Huwag lang post ng post ng kung anu-ano. There is of course, a difference between being pretentious and filtering what you post and letting it work towards your career growth. You also don’t want to create an image different to who you really are.

An article in Work It Daily online says that a number of people don’t get hired because of what the employer saw about them online, so be very careful what you post specially if you want to work abroad.

Here’s how you can look good in the eyes of the hiring manager or decision maker when they look at your social media postings.

Exude optimism

Good vibes lang. No one wants to work with a negative person or a pessimist because of the effect that it will have on the other employees. Every company wants to nurture a healthy and positive work culture. Even if you’re positive, you’ll give the impression that you’re a pessimist if you keep on posting your rants and worries and negative comments.

Avoid using foul language

Overseas hiring managers are also looking for people with good breeding and personalities especially if there is a lot of interaction needed in your job. Walang gusto sa mataray or masungit na secretary or store manager or nurse, since he or she will also affect the image of the company.

Display your skills and assets

Make social media a vehicle to share what you’re capable of as a worker or employee. Are you creative? Do you get along with a lot of people? Are you a good public speaker? These are some of the things that you should be thinking of sharing in social media not just photos of food that are having in restaurants.

Don’t even think of trash talking

Huwag manira, especially people like your former co-worker or boss. Even your former company itself. It’s not good to backbite anyway. It will also give the company, who’s thinking of hiring you, fear that you will do the same to them if or when you leave.

If it’s too personal, don’t post it

Maintain an amount of professionalism in your profile. It’s a given fact that employers and co-workers will view your profile so just make sure that it’s career-friendly.

Go get that job of your dreams abroad! Remember, if it’s for you, it will be yours. We hope this article has helped you figure out how to manage your social media accounts and make it career-friendly.

Good luck and remember, use social media for the good and the positive.

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