3 Social Media Habits That May Hurt Your Image


Social Media is an amazing tool to connect with others, personally and professionally; However, a few innocent mistakes can actually hurt your image. Be aware of these habits, especially on your personal accounts, and avoid falling into them:

1. Language: Your language is a reflection of YOU. Pay attention to careless misspelling, complaining, rudeness and negative energy. If it doesn't add value to who you are, then leave it out.

2. Pictures: A picture is worth a thousand words. What kind of images do you have in your account? What message would these images convey to someone else?

3. Content: Sometimes, too much is just really TOO much. Think twice if you're using social media as your daily diary. Communicating your every move and thought to others may not be necessary. When in doubt, leave it out.

Why are these factors important to keep in mind?

Each person on your contact list, may it be a friend, family or professional contact, has connections.

Complaining, vulgar imagery and other unnecessary behavior can actually send the wrong impression about you. Therefore, if someone is asked to refer a trusted contact for a great opportunity, chances are they will not necessarily recommend somebody with questionable credibility.

This is because the way you carry yourself is a reflection of your personal brand.

The key is moderation:

Think before your click or adjust your privacy settings accordingly.

Keep an eye on your brand and reflect the best of you, every opportunity you have.

We would love to hear from you.

How do you manage your personal tone in your social media accounts?

What is the best personal branding insight you are taking away from this post?

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