Do you know the Good use of Social Networks?

Social networks on the Internet are part of our day today. In short, we make our public life available to everyone.

However, due to the increase in the use of social networks, many companies track the profiles of future candidates to make sure they are suitable for their jobs. Therefore we have to be very careful with what appears in our profiles since this can influence our professional future.

Everything we publish remains in time- Because of this we must be very careful with what we upload to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. since it is difficult to start from scratch or improve our reputation on the Internet, once it has been harmed.

The type of information published on these sites is very varied. It ranges from opinions and tastes to personal information, comments and photographs. All of them can put us in a compromise and therefore we must be aware of the privacy options that these sites.

A good way to check the sites where we can appear and what information appears about us in them is to search our names and surnames in search engines such as Google, as well as email accounts and personal phones. This will help us to know the amount of personal data that is publicly accessible and thus be able to take action.

Practical tips for using social networks- Do not mix professional and personal contacts in the same group. We can separate them into different networks.

Freedom of expression but with ahead. Human resources departments can track social media messages from potential candidates to get an idea of their character or disposition.

It is not advisable to make critical comments about the company in which we are since they can cause labor conflicts with it or between its own workers.

Different types of social networks have different uses- There are different types of social networks for different purposes. For example, Facebook has a more playful character or the purpose of putting people in contact. LinkedIn for its part is characterized by being professional social networks.

Unknown contacts It is advisable not to accept friend requests or add people we don’t know, to our social network since they may not carry good intentions.

Photographs and videos of third parties. If we are going to upload images or videos of other people or tag them, and we think they can harm their reputation, the best thing we can do is ask them for permission first.