Some information are meant to be contents of traditional diary and nothing more than that. With recruiters checking out social media profiles of prospective hires, a wrong Instagram photo or Facebook status can wreck a person’s career.

So make sure that the Singapore renovation loan for your holiday home is well and fully paid before committing any of these social media faux pas:


Drinking in a photo

binge drinking

Depending on the nature of your occupation, a drinking photo on social media can cost you your job.

A teacher at Apalachee Higher School in Winder, Georgia was asked to resign because a parent spotted and complained about a picture of her on Facebook where she had a pint of beer in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. The picture was taken while she travelled around Europe in the summer of 2009. She was perplexed as to how a parent could gain access to her page as she had her privacy settings on “high”, meaning only her closest friends have permission to see her pictures.

As Lauren Witte, associate director of marketing and client services, Jackson White P.C. said: “I understand having a few unflattering photos on your social media, perhaps some of them unknowingly, but when an applicant has a profile picture of them flipping off the camera or doing a keg stand, we are probably going to throw their resume into the recycling bin.”


Complaining about your job

Nobody likes negative vibes and employers hate it more than everyone else, especially if the negativity comes from his employees.

As Angela Baldwin, social media strategist of Near Me said: “One of the worst things a current employee could mail is complaints about their company and/or information on attending interviews or their job hunt.”

A 16-year-old teenager complained on Facebook about how boring her job was, where all she did was stapling and hole-punching. Three weeks later, her boss discovered her complaints while surfing the net and Swann was fired on the spot. Swann was shocked as her comments had been on a personal site and was not intended to be seen by outsiders. She had also not included her company’s name in the comment.


Talking smack about a job before you’ve even accepted it

counting chickens

It is okay to count your chickens before they hatch. Just don’t count them on Facebook.

A young girl tweeted about being offered a job and how she had to weigh the utility of a “fatty paycheck” against the daily commute and hating the work. The Tweet received a response from a potential superior, and trolling netizens had since then been calling her nasty names such as “Cisco Fatty”.


Blowing your own cover.


Either you lie professionally (of course, we are not encouraging you to do so) or don’t lie at all.

Kimberli A. Taylor, paralegal and office manager of Conover & Grebe said: “Posting pictures of yourself at the Dodger game when you called in coughing and hacking, pretending to be sick is pretty much going to get you written up or fired.”

An intern at Anglo Irish Bank’s North American arm emailed his manager, Paul Davis, that he’d miss work due to what colleagues took to be a “family emergency”. His boss however discovered a photo of him on Facebook, where he was dressed like a fairy and holding a beer. Apparently the intern had skipped work to attend a Halloween party.


Revealing company secrets.

company secrets

Every cook has his secret recipe that he will never share with anyone.

Brandon Harig, a social media community director of Agency 720 said: “The worst thing a current employee could mail on social media is trade secrets or internal discussions. A company is built upon the trust that employees will follow the guidelines prescribed, and any company worth their salt has walked employees through what is permissible and what is not.”

A “Glee” extra was fired from the hit show for tweeting spoilers, even though she said that she did not work on the show for that particular season and the spoilers were nothing more than speculation.

Social media is, after all, our alter ego. Be ethical on the Internet – you never know who’s reading.