Should You Friend Your Boss? [infographic]
Social media is a huge part of our lives, both professional and personal. Networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and whatever they’ve invented since we started this sentence, are great ways to connect with friends, acquaintances, and yes, potential employers. But how connected do we really want to be with our bosses?
Onlinedegrees.org took a look at that very issue. They found some interesting stats about how students and employees use social media, some of which might just have a self-reporting bias. (Only 75 percent of U.S. college students and young professionals check their Facebook daily? We call shenanigans.)
Most significantly, the site examined ways to use social media to connect appropriately to higher ups For example:
1. Don’t friend your boss or professor first. Wait for them to contact you.
2. If a higher up requests to be connected to you, clean up your profile before you accept.
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Compiled By: OnlineDegrees.org