Fired For Facebook, The Danger To Your Professional Reputation

Social Media Use Can Be Dangerous, But That Doesn’t Mean You Shouldn’t Engage

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Unless you purposely live under a rock and never engage with any public events or companies you really can’t stop some information about you appearing on the web. However you can to a certain extent control and shape the overall brand that is you on the web. Most important is that you are careful what you post on social network sites, what you post is quite freely available for perusal. Recruiters currently include in-depth online searches when assessing candidates for a position. In my last post I discussed the change in the decision purchase process, in essence you need to think of potential Patients as recruiters assessing a candidate. So the information about you online is important, anything that you say online is exceptionally important. Because it frames the way people think of you. I will leave you with an Infographic it is fired by facebook which appeared on online paralegals programs by Aria Cahill.

Regards

Geoff

FIRED-FOR-FACEBOOK
Source: Online Paralegal Programs

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About Geoffrey Cooling

my name is Geoffrey Cooling and I am the author here at Just Audiology Stuff. I have been involved in the Hearing Healthcare Profession for several years now. I initially worked as a Hearing Healthcare Professional for a large national retailer in Ireland. After several years in Practice I was approached to work for a manufacturer, where I was employed for five years. I am now the Co Founder of a business called Audiology Engine. We design websites, undertake content marketing and generally look after everything digital for audiological practices. I am also a contributor to many hearing profession periodicals and websites. I have written two commercially available books, The Little Book of Hearing Aids which is written for hearing aid consumers and Audiology Marketing in a Digital World which is written for Audiology Practice Owners. They are both available in Paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon. I also write for consumers on the website Hearing Aid Know, which is a website with the mission of demystifying hearing aids, their types and their technology. I have a great interest in commercial strategy as it applies to Healthcare in general and specifically to Hearing Healthcare. I also have a great interest in the psychology of sales and human interaction. I have been involved with social media for some time, both personally and professionally. I find the engagement and discourse on some social media channels fascinating. I instituted social media strategy for the company I worked for as an experiment. That experiment soon spread throughout the company and I am proud to say that the company is probably one of the most active in the industry. I would like to point out that all views, opinions and thoughts here are mine own. Unless of course they have been planted by the pod people, you just can’t take your eyes off the pod people. Those views do not necessarily reflect upon any views or opinions held by my employer, if I ever get another one. I think that our industry is in the middle of a time of huge change, I think that the change will be forced by both internal and external pressure. I think that private Independent Healthcare Practices will have to be smart and lithe of feet in order to meet these changes. I hope that some of my blatherings are of benefit to those Practices, Independent Hearing Healthcare Practices need to survive. I believe that if that occurs it will be of real benefit to Patients. I hope that I, and my writings will play a small part in their continued success.

One Comment

  1. Thank you for sharing! What an important post to keep us cognizant about what we post. I think it’s important to be smart about *WHEN* posts are made. Unless the employee’s job involves social media, posting during work hours on social media does not reflect well on anyone. It makes the employee look unproductive and it makes the employer look like he or she can’t effectively manage.

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