Status Labs is an online reputation management company that made huge gains in their public following thanks to CEO Darius Fisher’s decision to advocate for the victims of the highly publicized Ashley Madison hack. Since then we’ve seen Status Labs become more vocal in helping out people with basic tips and guidelines to keeping their image on the internet tightly controlled and highly efficient. The company recently dropped a few notes on how to moderate your usage of Facebook so as not to have it come back and hurt your career and the tips they gave out were rock solid.
Control Your Presence
Facebook, at its core, is all about getting yourself seen by the people you want. Hiring managers and bosses around the world know how popular Facebook is and they know how loose employees can be with their language and attitude, so of course these same people want to look at it before making any career based decisions. Get ahead of the pack by tightly moderating just what information you put on your Facebook. Status Labs suggests that users refrain from posting controversial topics and other private information that they wouldn’t want their boss to know about.
Lock Down Your Security
Facebook is meant to be a social website but there are steps you can take that will inhibit the proliferation of your information all over the internet. For starters, you can begin by delving deep into your Facebook security preferences. Here you can restrict the viewing of your content to only friends and disallow it from being shared by anyone unaffiliated with your approval list. This will keep your content locked down fairly tight. Still, you should know that data leaks do happen and privacy settings aren’t air tight. You should still opt out of posting sensitive information on your Facebook page.
Create a Public Presence
Make it easy for potential employers and colleagues to find you by creating a business Facebook page. Status Labs suggests that all burgeoning professionals maintain a pro page in order to get their message out as conveniently as possible. Keep the page clean, professional, and tightly moderated so as to show off the best version of yourself possible.