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5 Major Social Media Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Career

Today, social media has become an integral part of our daily life. The existence of smartphone does not any mean without having a social app. You might not be using plenty of social apps but it can not be ignored that your day cannot be passed without using social media. I don’t know how useful it is for you but the report says the majority of us are wasting our time on it.

Many recent toppers students have shared their experience and gave a message to the society to keep yourself away from the social media or smartphones. At the end of the day, you may find that you have expended hours of time on social media but found nothing useful.

The report says an individual Indian spent approximately more than two hours in a day on social media. 

Indian spent 70% of its mobile data on social media.

Most of the time we do not think about pros and cons or its impact before posting your content. Do not worry, while reading this article you will glad to know some facts that your every activity on social media is either damaging or improving your professional career.

Next time when you are swearing or posting any restive post – always remember that you are on your employer radar.

Every one in five employer says that they rejected the candidate based on the posts on candidates social media profile.

Employers say that people still fail to think before they post.

What are employers looking out for?

Here is the survey report of WEF.

More surprising is the third one that more than half of the employee has not been selected for a job because of spelling and grammar error while posting on social media.

What are the loopholes an employer can find on your social media profile?

Aggressive or offensive language

Reference to drug-taking

poor spelling and grammar

political view

posting too many photos of himself, selfies etc.

How can you prevent yourself to turn down?

Never use aggressive or offensive language in your post.

Do not post photos in the drunken condition.

Always check spelling and grammar and use appropriate word or sentence which is most suitable.

Do not stick in any online polarised political conversation.

Avoid posting too many selfies and tour photographs.

You should also know that what social media sites are most checked by employers?

Here is another survey by WEF.


It’s not over once you get the job.

Nearly every 1 in 5 employers have fired a current employee because of something they’ve posted on social media, according to a separate study.

There’s a debate about whether employers should monitor employee activity on social media, though. Some employees might feel it’s an invasion of their privacy, whereas employers might counter that all the information is in the public domain.

Rajeev kumar Ranjan

I am a very enthusiastic person, keen to learn, explore, friendly and I believe in myself. Management Student at IILM Greater Noida.

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