Personal Branding

Promotion Killers: Online Stupidity

Promotion Killers: Online Stupidity
Everybody knows employers Google you before they invite you in for an interview. Fewer people realize that people in your own company Google you when you’re up for a promotion. When people Google you what do they see? Pictures of you pounding a beer at a baseball game? Pictures of you hanging out with Hooters girls? Or do they see photos in good taste – a nice shot of you and your spouse, or a picture of you and your kids? You may not like to hear this, but this stuff counts. You want to come across as a serious professional online – not some drunk fraternity or sorority kid. I stay away from religion and politics on my blogs, Facebook posts and tweets. You never know who might take offense to your religious or political beliefs. If these beliefs are really important to you, go ahead and make them known on line. But remember, you may suffer some consequences. I think it’s best to play it safe online. Brand yourself as a serious professional. That’s what the folks who are making promotion decisions are looking for.

Your Next Step

If your job search isn't moving as quickly as you want, it's time to take action. Check out this guide to landing your dream job and start climbing the corporate ladder faster! LEARN MORE ►Photo Credit: Shutterstock
Get Some Leverage
Sign up for The Work It Daily Newsletter
Follow
PowerPoint on phone
Bigstock

PowerPoint – the “stirrups” of presentations

Some people say that stirrups took the skill out of horse riding. Stirrups made it too easy for riders to stay on their horses.

PowerPoint is thought to have done the same for presentations. By organizing your ideas, thoughts, and information in a series of slides, meetings start to look the same.

Read moreShow less
Featured