Professionalism and Social Media

Professionalism and Social Media

Throughout the month of November, we’ll be covering topics focused on social media and professionalism. If you have a burning question, share it with us we’d love to write a blog post about it. Make sure to add us on Snapchat (AgGrad) where I’ll be talking to you every Tuesday about a related topic.

Professionalism and Social Media

Professionalism and social media is a balancing act, especially if you’re still a student. From my perspective social media isn’t just an outlet to share life updates, it can be used as a serious personal promotional tool. Sadly, this can also means it can be devastating for career prospects as well. Now if there is one thing I want to repeat throughout this month is that you shouldn’t hide your personality or lifestyle choices, you just need to be smart in how you share them.

So it’s senior year and you’re only taking 12 hours and even then you’re only making it to class 70% of the time. Now is the time to make memories with your friends, throw an epic tailgate party and.. oh yea look for a job or internship. So how do you balance all of these life changes? To be perfectly honesty, you do it very carefully.

A great place to start is to do an audit your social media and then have a friend who has your dream job audit your social media. Take a look at the things you share, like, retweet and make public on Snapchat. Are there photos you should delete? Possibly pages you should unfollow? How about content you are sharing? Are you mixing personal posts with professional posts? How can you show that you’re a real person but also what you’re passionate about for your future? Think about how you can begin to cultivate an online personality that paints you as you want to be seen in your future career.

How are you cultivating your online personality?

Hannah Miller
hmiller361@gmail.com