Since you haven’t been hiding under a rock over the last decade, you already know how social networks bring people together, online.
That’s a very real advantage but it also comes with perils.
Especially if you’re looking to woo employers.
You see, friends have fun liking your funny posts but an employer might see it as childish. Or it can play out positively for you. It could be considered a playful trait which bodes well for teamwork.
It’s impossible to know what a prospective employer will think of whatever he comes across, within the realm of your small dominion of the social networks you’re on.
Trying to hide stuff only goes so far. At some point, something will show so most people just entertain a regular profile with reasonnable interactions.
Cats, flowers, motivational messages and political rants flowing throughout the flux of posts and comments is A-Ok with most people. As long as it’s done right.
How does one do it right, you may ask?
Well, it depends on who you are and that’s the key, right there: be authentic.
In everything, just be authentic.
Get your ducks in a row, so to speak and that’ll make you somehow more magnetic to a potential employer because you see, authenticity is a powerful magnet.
Other people can deal with a lot of stuff, as long as you’re authentic. It’s the exact same dynamic online. Right or wrong, if you’re genuinely authentic, chances are you’ll be exactly what authenticity-seeking employers seek.
Online or off, just be you!
Plain and simple.
Being magnetic might be easier than you thought, after all.