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5 Maxims To Enhance Your Career Through Social Media

Follow these five maxims to enhance your professional image and career through Facebook, Twitter and other online social media. Every week we read about someone who has run into trouble at work by doing something really stupid via social media, like the public school teacher who ranted about how dumb she thought her students were. Fortunately, few of us make huge mistakes like that, but we all need to be aware of our presence in the social media world and manage it to our professional advantage.Follow these five maxims to enhance your professional image and career through Facebook, Twitter and other online social media.Maxim #1: Always manage your privacy settingsLet's face it, few of us like to deal with control panels, but in the world of social media it's something we all have to do. And, outfits like Facebook seem to take great joy in tweaking the way they manage privacy settings. Make sure yours are set the way you want them. One good tool is to break down your contacts into lists—such as family, friends, business associates—so you can really fine tune who has permission to see your photos, notes and the rest.Maxim #2: Communicate professionallyDon't start using text message...
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