Today people are so much engrossed by the social networks like Facebook or Twitter that if you don’t have an account there; people will tag you as living in dark ages. Although, it is not the whole truth, still people take it as a sense of pride having account on Twitter or Facebook. For those who have fallen into the current generation of socialites, finding a job can be a difficult process. On the other hand, who grew up on the good music, they are almost free from all the troubles and problems that are caused by social media. Today, when we are living in the era where we are tracked by many other people around us taking pictures and making movies of us when we least expect it, our privacy is more vulnerable to letting our employer in on the secrets of our weekends that we don’t want to.
The thought of social media was not very convincing ten or fifteen years ago. If at any time in past you talked to your friends about the future that everyone will own a cellular phone and a personal computer, or you went on to say that everyone would spend the majority of their time updating their friends about everything they are doing at any time, they would have called you crazy. But today everyone in between 20s and 30s, have so much involved into social media that they are unaware of the harmful effects of these social media on their lives.
No matter how good your employer is, he will never allow his employee to spend all his precious time in updating his Facebook status instead of doing work. By doing this, you are putting yourself at great risk. Nowadays, social networks are treasure trove for advertisers as they have clear idea about the liking and disliking of the people and give them in one easy to read column format. As it becomes easy for advertisers to use this information, it goes for an employer. Nowadays, companies are keener to know about applicants’ interests and hobbies in order to know what they do on weekends and what sort of people they like to be friend with. Companies are now usually focused on screening more information than given in people overly false resumes and take advantage of that information in order to hire suitable candidates for their companies.
There is no doubt that everyone has the right to live his or her own life, but one has to make sure that your personal life doesn’t influence your working career. Always try not to post those things, which you won’t like to share with others, or you don’t want others to know about those things. New generation usually doesn’t care before sharing things on social networks, unaware of the fact that by sharing this information, they are putting them at great risk. But remember, if you ever lose your job just because of any of this social network, take it as lesson and be careful in future.
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