I just googled myself: first time I did it since I was about eight years old. More than anything, it was a trip down memory lane. I had forgotten about my obsession with flixster.com when I was younger- a movie-rating site. I forgot about mylife.com and so many other things that I had signed up for that I haven’t been using. For the more up-to-date sites, I found twitter and facebook as the major sites future employers would be interested in.
Twitter is a mixture of fun observations, sarcastic thoughts, and PR class requirements. It’s actually very confusing! To someone going through my tweets, there is no focus to them. They are just a random collection of assignments and interests I have. It’s mixing professional with personal and I definitely think I should be more focused when tweeting in the future.
My facebook page has a lot of information on it. Simply documenting my life thus far. There’s nothing helpful to improve my chances of finding a job. That’s not why I created it in the first place. But there’s nothing detrimental, either. I have never posted anything inappropriate on there because my parents always cautioned me that anyone can see it and it’s there forever. What do I want to broadcast to the world? I never broadcast something that I don’t see as a part of what makes me who I am. I want to be proud of myself always. So, if I ever do make a mistake, why would I put it on a social networking site to mock me? I try to keep my facebook page fun and personal, while still maintaining a certain level of professionalism. I don’t like to get involved with drama because it just looks bad. People say things in the heat of the moment that they regret later. I don’t want that stuff written down anywhere.