The Social Construction of Media: Social Media, Culture, and Everyday LifeMain MenuIntroduction of Social MediaHistory and Statistics of Social Media UseOrigins of Memes: Contributors and CauseMemes have to come from somewhere, right? Where is it that they come from and why and how did they begin?Marketing and Entertainment in the Modern World of Social MediaSocial Media's Role in EducationUsage of social media for educational purposesSocial Media and ProfessionalismSocial Media's Role in PoliticsIntroductionSocial Media's Impact on JournalismHow Journalism has morphed into a new type of journalism with the use of social media.BibiliographyBibliographyAuthor BiosHere are a couple of bios of some of the authors that contributed to this book.David Squiresc613f45970ae89ef70516076df94370392b06674Digital Technology & Culture
12016-10-17T09:47:16-07:00Managing Personal vs. Professional Identity on Social Media34image_header2016-10-23T19:14:07-07:00Social media can benefit both your personal and professional purposes, provided you portray a work safe image in your personal social presence. Many employers consider not only professional skill set, but also prospective employees hobbies and passions outside of work. Social media can benefit a person personally and professionally.
Professional: Social media is your multi-media resume complete with endorsements. It provides you with a platform for building your thought leadership. Personal: Social media is a way to engage with family and friends, regardless of their current location. It keeps you connected with people you may have lost contact with otherwise.
Employers from any organization have the resources to access your social media. They often do this during the hiring process to get a better feel for who you are, and if you’re the right candidate for the position. This is why we pass on the advice to be cautious. Know when to mix professional and personal content on social media, and be sure to maintain your image online.
Do: Connect with professors and past employers on Linked In Include your certificates, specific skills and club involvement on all your professional profiles Select a professional photograph taken in a formal to business casual setting Stay up to date on messages, connection requests and profile updates Follow insightful pages (Marketing Society) that will help you to learn more about specific career opportunities and upcoming trends/advice
Don’t: Create a profile and leave it unmanaged for months. Half-ass it. A bad profile is arguably worse than not having a profile at all. Post anything that wouldn't be office appropriate. EVEN ON FACEBOOK.