LinkedIn’s mission is to “connect the world’s professionals to enable them to be more productive and successful.” Sorry folks, but this means solo cup pictures and baby photos are not appropriate for this social media site. What might be cute on Facebook just doesn’t cut it in the corporate world. In fact, the following digital mistakes could seriously injure your chances of landing the job you want.
A great rule of thumb: If you wouldn’t put it on a résumé or say it in an interview, then it’s probably not for LinkedIn either.
Here are some things you shouldn’t do on your professional sites.
It’s good to connect social media sites to LinkedIn . . . except when it’s not. If your Tweets and Facebook updates don’t often reflect a professional persona, it’s best to leave them detached from this networking site. “aT the #baR till 4AM!!!” doesn’t give off the best impression for prospective employers. On the other hand, if you maintain a relatively professional attitude with social media, link it up! The more relevant updates, the better.