As someone who frequently recommends using social media for career networking, I feel it’s my obligation to remind you to PROTECT YOURSELF when doing so.
You likely heard about the recent LinkedIn security breach. I know people who were impacted by it, and it was damaging in a variety of ways. Beyond the fact that personal information was violated, many people then had messages appear on their Linkedin and Twitter feeds promoting scams. Now, tell me this: if you were following someone like this and saw such a message, would you know for certain that they were hacked? Possibly. But it’s highly unlikely everyone would recognize that it wasn’t you promoting that content – and that can be potentially irreversible in damaging perception.
So remember to change your passwords. But that’s just part of it. Check out this article to better understand the significance of keeping your social media profiles safe.