Will going social kickstart your career or stop it dead in its tracks?
Since social networking came of age, a hefty slice of what’s online has been personal info: pictures of nights out, phone numbers and, for the Tweeters, details of exactly what you had for lunch. Employers have caught on to the fact that they can now find out more online about any applicant than they ever could in an interview. So, are managers spying on us? Or are they just making the most of a ready-made business network? We asked propecia doctor three recent graduates what social networking means to their jobs.
Michael Hensby studied Computer Science at Canterbury Christ Church University.
“The company I work for, and many others I believe, has a strict social network policy. This policy has led to problems for friends of mine. One had taken a broken sign from work to the Reading Festival and had been photographed with it. The photograph was cialis online uploaded to Facebook where he was tagged in the picture. The company felt that this was inappropriate and treated it as misconduct for theft.”
George Buckenham studied MA Cognitive Science at Edinburgh University.
“I work at a small company, so I hear far worse stories at work than I do via social media. It’s part of my job to chat with friends on social media – some are in the same industry and through them I’ve heard of potential leads, technology advice, and I feel like I’m ‘in the know’.”
Faye Stream is studying International Hospitality Management at the University of Brighton.
‘My assistant director has shift ID cards on his wall of all the staff. I saw mine and realised it was my Facebook profile picture. He’d clearly looked me up on Facebook and downloaded it without my permission. Apparently I looked ‘prettier’ in it.