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6 social media mistakes that will kill your career

Sharon Florentine | April 16, 2014
Just because you're not posting drunken selfies doesn't mean you've got this social networking thing down. There are a number of more subtle social media mistakes that could hurt your career. Here are six to avoid.

The first impression employers or potential employers have of you now comes from Google and from social media, Chen says. If the first few search results for your name aren't the most flattering, you've got to create new content — like a personal, branded website — to replace those results, he says.

"Monitoring your online professional impression also means checking out what Google Images says about you. Often that's the most incriminating tool for potential and current employees — because it's the first thing that pops up," Chen says.


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