Veterans or those just jumping into the social media frenzy can be apt to making these easily avoidable social media blunders.
- Check and update your privacy settings! Most social media sites have very loose protection set as their default, as the goal of these sites is to connect. However, be smart about who can access which parts of your profile, and never give out private information.
- Be smart about what you post. Again, on the internet anyone can access what you say or what pictures you put up. In a time where unemployment is high, you do not want potential future employers declining you because of something you shared on a social media site. There are many examples of people who weren’t hired for this reason.
- Add content! Social media is about interaction. It’s very important to keep your profiles active on a consistent basis so your followers or friends are able and interested in keeping up with what you are doing.
- Fill out your profile completely. It is very hard to be interested in someone who has a default picture, is missing a short bio, etc.
- Keep business and personal time separate. While it is tempting to hop on at work or school to see what others are doing, it is more often than not against the policies of the administration.