The majority of your Finance staffers probably use some type of social networking site. If you do too, it couldn’t hurt to know all the obvious — and not-so-obvious — etiquette.
A few years ago, many would scoff at the notion that social networking sites would have a role to play in the corporate world. Well, times have changed. So knowing how to act online can save you from severely damaging your reputation — or even your career.
Whether it’s LinkedIn, Facebook or MySpace, here’s a few things to avoid:
The wrong profile photo. Keep in mind that your co-workers may be viewing it — whether you want them to or not. Is that sexy glamour shot really the best representation of who your are as a person?
Too much — or too descriptive — info about yourself. Most sites allow you to provide a bio for yourself, but be careful not to go overboard. Sordid details, pretentious descriptions of your accolades or long-winded descriptions of your trials and tribulations should be left for your diary. Even if you set all your settings to private, it’s safer to assume everything you put online is public domain.
And this barely scratches the surface. Know some other online faux pas to avoid like the plague? Be sure to leave them in our comments section.