Manage your behaviour online
Are you working or posting?
You must be extremely careful about using social media during office hours.
A potential employer or recruiter that looks at your activity online and sees a lot of posts during the workday will immediately wonder about your productivity, self discipline, and adherence to company policies that now almost universally restrict social media usage in the office.
An example of Twitter and Facebook activity over a one week period
Social Check Recommends:
1. Be aware of when you are posting
Are you participating on online social platforms whilst at work? Unless the specific social media activity is part of your core job role or is supporting you doing your job then you might want to consider at an alternative time of the day to post.
2. Can you be more productive during your working day
Social media interruptions may be affecting your productivity during work hours more than you think. A study by microsoft found that on average workers are interrupted once every 10.5 minutes and over 40% of disrupted tasks were not immediately resumed. These interruptions cost the American economy $650 billion dollars per year. Turn off message alerts, audio and visual notifications so as not to be constantly interrupted or distracted by inbound messages.
3. Think about the consequences
Can your boss and colleagues see what you are posting? Is it a public post that your customers or clients can see? How will you be perceived if this is the case?
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