Review your social media for profanity
Would you say that to your boss or customers?
Even if used as a joke on social media, profanity can seriously negatively impact the perception of you by employers, recruiters, clients and customers.
Sometimes we don’t even realise when we swear and it is a habit that migrates from our day-to-day language to our online communication.
So you need to be conscious of how you may be perceived if you do swear online.
An example of a profane tweet on Twitter
Social Check Recommends:
1. Consider how you might be perceived
We are not saying don’t swear as for many cultures it’s very integrated into the day to day vernacular. However we do do suggest that you consider how you may be perceived. You may be viewed as unprofessional depending on the context, a reputational risk, a loose cannon or just not the type of person someone might want to employ or do business with.
2. Know yourself and your audience
It is imperative to understand who you are and identify what you want to be known for as you start to build your online personal brand. If you decide to use profanity online does that reflect who you truly are? This is probably the most important factor you need to take into consideration in deciding whether or not profanity has a place in your online communication.
3. Review your privacy settings
Adjust your privacy settings on social media. You need to ensure that your professional brand is not affected by a friend swearing in a status update or tags, that may appear on your wall or public feed.
If you are having difficulty getting on top of profanity, Social Check recommends visiting:
Ten Tips for Taming Your Tongue
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