Facebook etiquette with your boss

Facebook etiquette with your boss

June 5th, 2008 //


How To Befriend The Boss On Facebook

There may come a time in your working life when you recieve a friend request from your boss on your social networking account. The above video lightheartedly shows you how to handle what could be a sticky situation IF the information on your account is questionnable (however if you read the earlier post by Jena Bandini, or read the WWW.YOU.COM On-the-Go brochure in the CSPD office or on the CSPD website, then you know that you really should not have anything on your site that could be embarassing for you professionally).

At this point it isn’t about first impressions, because you already have that great job or internship you were looking for. You should maintain the idea that your employer was just as right to choose you for the position as you were to have choosen to work for them. Remember it is a two way street that leads to employment bliss. OK maybe not bliss, but you should feel the position you have taken is a good fit for you and one that you would not want to loose because of a non-work related faux paus (like questionnable pictures or comments on your Facebook account) or work related one for that matter. Somewhere down the line you will be ready for the next step, either a full time offer after a successful internship or a promotion after your first post-grad job, and you should make sure that your image is protected and is reflective of the hard-working person that you are. You should also be thinking about what you can do on the job that will set you apart from your co-workers, but that is another blog for another time…