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Sometimes I think the concept of professionalism is being lost in social media. There is a certain etiquette that is expected – at least in my opinion. One aspect of this is that we should be likeable and approachable. However, more and more frequently I’m seeing complainers, depressing posts, raging antics, and downright sad behavior.
Recently I found a Facebook page of someone who prides herself on being a resume writer. While this isn’t a business I’m looking for, I found her page through a networking opportunity and checked it out. OMG, I wanted to scream! Her entire page was negative. Every post was about hating your job, being depressed at work, wanting to quit, etc. While I can understand the direction of the content (typically those people unhappy at their jobs are most likely to look for a resume writer), she approached it in the wrong way.
By flooding her page with negative comments, jokes, memes, and statements, she’s pushing people away. People want to be motivated, inspired, and uplifted. If I was looking for a new job, I would want to know about the great opportunities that await me, not hear about how crappy my life is right now.
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