Job Hunt via Social Media – Be Sincere Across ALL Boards.

Intro to my series “Job Hunting via Social Media” here –  http://bit.ly/fImNhh

Insincerity is something I come across a lot in real life and online. If you are acting like a different person in real life, online and on different social media sites, someone is going to notice.

If you are job hunting, be the same person online via social media that you would be in real life. That’s definitely something I try to do. Most people tell me I talk the same as I “type” on Twitter, which I think is a good thing. People can really tell it’s me on my Twitter, Facebook, etc. after they meet me in real life.

Am I a little different? Well yes, I’m more professional online, but I’m not a completely different person and I also try to be professional in my life as well. No one is perfect, but I think you should seem the same and be sincere across all social media platforms and cross that over into your real life connections as well.

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Being fake is my number one biggest pet peeve. There are a lot of people I know in real life and online that say one thing and do another or talk absolute crap about someone a lot and then try to be their best friend. If you are insulting people, it does get back to them eventually. When you are fake to so many people, people start to notice and it will get around. When employers start to ask about you online and start to really follow you online, they will see this too.

Be sincere. If you don’t like someone, you don’t have to be terrible to them, but you don’t have to act completely fake to them and try to be their best friend. Don’t act like someone you aren’t online, be yourself! You will seem more genuine and likable to everyone if you are really being yourself. Once people see your consistency across all platforms, they will know you are for real and a sincere person.

Relating back to my post on Clean Up Your Facebook, make sure your Facebook and Twitter are clean. Just because your Facebook is private doesn’t mean people won’t find a way to see it and how you are acting on there either.

Be genuine, be sincere and be yourself – my words of advice to you.

12 thoughts on “Job Hunt via Social Media – Be Sincere Across ALL Boards.

  1. .Over the years I have been chatting I have seen people totally 2 different people in real life than they are on the internet…I have seen people keep their lives totally seperate from the 2 like they are different planets. How can people do this 2 seperate deals when in fact its the SAME LIFE!

  2. .Over the years I have been chatting I have seen people totally 2 different people in real life than they are on the internet…I have seen people keep their lives totally seperate from the 2 like they are different planets. How can people do this 2 seperate deals when in fact its the SAME LIFE!

    1. Hi Noel!

      Thank you for commenting and reading! It is very true, especially today, that we need to keep everything consistent because once it’s out there – it is OUT there and people will know it and remember it.

      -Lauren

    1. Hi Noel!
      Thank you for commenting and reading! It is very true, especially today, that we need to keep everything consistent because once it’s out there – it is OUT there and people will know it and remember it.
      -Lauren

  3. Lauren,

    I completely agree! This has been a major theme in seminars lately. I was in a breakout session at a PR conference and someone in the audience asked the speaker if we should be creating two profiles on social media sites, one for our personal lives, and one for professional. The answer was, “why? Aren’t you just one person? You should be yourself across the board and keep it clean.” Getting into the keeping it clean theme, I wrote a blog on SSU’s website “Can Social Media Save and Destroy Lives?” It seems like a major blow in the Knox case for that girl in Italy was her unprofessional social media postings that the Italian press got a hold of. I 100% agree, be yourself on and offline, and keep it clean!

    1. Hi Nicole!

      Thank you for reading and for commenting. I absolutely agree too. I don’t think people really need two profiles unless one really is work/company profile. Be yourself across the board, keep your stuff clean and really be sincere.

      -Lauren

  4. Lauren,
    I completely agree! This has been a major theme in seminars lately. I was in a breakout session at a PR conference and someone in the audience asked the speaker if we should be creating two profiles on social media sites, one for our personal lives, and one for professional. The answer was, “why? Aren’t you just one person? You should be yourself across the board and keep it clean.” Getting into the keeping it clean theme, I wrote a blog on SSU’s website “Can Social Media Save and Destroy Lives?” It seems like a major blow in the Knox case for that girl in Italy was her unprofessional social media postings that the Italian press got a hold of. I 100% agree, be yourself on and offline, and keep it clean!

    1. Hi Nicole!
      Thank you for reading and for commenting. I absolutely agree too. I don’t think people really need two profiles unless one really is work/company profile. Be yourself across the board, keep your stuff clean and really be sincere.
      -Lauren

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