Can Facebook Cost You Your Career?

Posted on November 23, 2015

Facebook is one of the biggest and well-known social media platforms used across the world by both individuals and companies. It connects families and friends, enables you to share your life via pictures, comments and videos. However the amount of time you can spend on Facebook might be costing you your career.

Regardless of how private you think your settings are, comments and posts can be found by your co-workers or boss and lead to some serious consequences. Getting into heated debates about things such as politics can be detrimental as well. Negative arguments can leave you in a foul mood which in turn disrupts your productivity, and if you’re friends with your co-workers it can sink into your work relationships. If you have one Facebook page where you interact with friends, family and co-workers it may completely disintegrate the fine line between work and personal life. Separating these two may help, but if you’re on Facebook constantly at work then it might be best to download apps that stop you from using social media.

Darius Fisher, co-founder of Status Labs, has made a career out of online reputation management. He has stated that your likes and comments on Facebook appear public and can hinder people’s online reputation especially since employer’s have begun searching the internet before hiring new employees. Status Labs is a well-known and respected firm in the PR field by knowing every nook and cranny of the internet and how negative media spreads through the web. By utilizing their knowledge, they have assisted a multitude of clients in repairing the negative presence following them online.

They’ve helped politicians, political figures, CEO’s and Fortune 500 companies maintain and build up a positive presence online which nowadays is more important than ever. Their team of experts have a variety of techniques to revise online reputations, one major tactic is flooding Google search results with positive information. Social media is not a bad thing, as long as you’re smart about it. As long as you manage your online presence carefully, social media shouldn’t get in the way of your career.