I recently wrote over at the new FMJ blog about finding balance between your personal and professional lives in the social media sphere.
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The Balancing Act.
We recently posted a link on our FMJ Twitter account to this CNN story which created some interesting discussion. Titled “What Your Post Could Cost You,” this particular news segment focused on the Internet screening of current and potential employees–a topic you may be familiar with.
Social media has become a key component of the business agenda. So to me, it makes sense that it would be integrated into the screening process.
What does this mean for employees?
Similar to most of you out there, I have Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, LinkedIn, etc., for both personal and professional use. I don’t have separate accounts for different purposes; I have intertwined the personal and professional to showcase both sides of who I am. If you aren’t showing the face behind the name, brand, company or business, then what have you got to offer? These days, it’s all about establishing a relationship and maintaining a connection on a more personal level, even if you are a professional in your field.
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Read more of this post over at the FMJ blog.