Facebook makes it easy to communicate and that is a good thing. What someone chooses to publish, however, does not exactly always serve a positive purpose. Just one error in judgment can lead to problems on the job. A series of poorly-conceived posts could lead to serious problems in life. Inflammatory posts turn people off. When looking for a job, it would clearly not be a good plan to create controversies. All those years of posting over-the-top comments on Facebook, however, cat
ch up with the person making the posts.
Not everyone realizes there is a connection between Facebook and the social media site’s news feed and the search engines. The way things work is the search engine crawlers eventually scan and index the material posted on the platform. Anyone who assumes anything posted on Facebook is going to disappear is sorely mistaken. If “Jon Doe-Smith” is posting things on the internet, then any Google search of “Jon Doe-Smith” is going to lead the persons searching to the body of work Mr. Doe-Smith has opted to post.
Status Labs, the reputation management firm based in Austin, TX, works hard at helping people overcome the problems they have created on Facebook. Those Google search engine results could be loaded with material that is backfiring on the author. Status Labs can go to work at creating a variety of new content to help change the results in the search engines. Instituting a change really is going to be necessary if all those Facebook posts are leading to trouble on the job or keeping someone from being hired.
There are just some things best avoided on Facebook. These things are best avoided when hoping to keep a professional career sailing smooth. Spending too much time on Facebook instead of working is one of the obvious ones. Getting into fights and arguments on social media, making controversial posts, appearing immature, speaking poorly of previous (or current) employers are all things that could have consequences.
Status Labs has helped 1,500+ clients overcome online reputation woes. Clients ranging from celebrities to major executives have called on Status Labs for help. Those whose errors in judgment on Facebook have gotten them into trouble may wish to contact the service.