Words have power – Can You Rephrase That?
Sometimes what people write on Facebook just shocks me. People can be so harsh, negative and angry, often about nothing. Do you know that everyone sees that? Your name calling, swear words and hatred? If you are too far left or right you seem to hate the other side, and isn’t that what you don’t like about them? That they don’t like someone else?
I was reading a post last night about a Twin Cities service that made a mistake. We all make mistakes. It went on and on about how awful the company and people were while being filled with swear words. Where is the grace, the forgiveness to turn the other cheek and the quiet understanding and recognition that they made a mistake? Do we need to attack them personally?
I know not all of you are looking for a job right now but you might be someday. Be careful what you post because once it’s out there, it’s on the internet for good and can often still be found even after you delete it.
I was reading a book recently which suggested 10 topics to avoid on Social Media in case you are ever looking for a job again. Those 10 topics are:
1. That you are interviewing
2. Political views or who you’re voting for
3. Your pay or other people’s pay
4. Religious views and anti-religious views
5. Negative feelings about co-workers
6. Medical issues
7. Personal drama with dating and marriage
8. Drug or alcohol use, talk or photos
9. Sex life or raunchy movies
10. Intentions to take someone else’s job
Use Social Media to encourage, spread good news, share what you love, take people on your travels and show pictures (just not too many of your kids). We know that everyone thinks their kids are perfect but others might not.
I encourage you to find many interesting and positive things to share. Social Media can be a wonderful thing if it’s used in the right way!