Did you hear about the girl who had received and accepted a coveted NASA internship only to have it taken away after she posted it on Twitter? She and her friends cussed out a member of the National Space Council and obviously someone at NASA didn’t like it and rescinded her internship offer. You can read the article here if you haven’t yet: https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/nasa-intern-homer-hickam-naomi-h-profane-tweet-twitter-internship.html
That’s why, whenever I start working with someone on career coaching the very first thing I do is do a deep search into their social media. I go through every post and every picture to make sure there isn’t anything that can be seen as offensive.
The next step is to set all those accounts to private. Despite what you think, no one really cares about what you think.
No, really. No one cares. I can assure you that your twitter jokes aren’t original or very funny. You’re the 27th person today who’s sent me that meme. And I hate to break it to you, the rest of the world doesn’t care. So instead of having a public profile, keep it private. Besides, you should spend less time online and more time experiencing the real world.
If for some reason you feel like you have to post something online, here are 3 of my favorite quotes to read before you post.
“Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them.”
― Lou Holtz
“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
― Maurice Switzer
“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”
― Ambrose Bierce
PS: I hope you have a good Labor Day weekend. On September 15th I’ll be traveling to the Rochester Institute of Technology for my 2nd annual Dream Coop Workshop.
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