What if a database company gathered up all your posts, time on social media, then sold a service to employers as part of their screening process? Happens all the time.
Remember. You can’t erase Facebook or social media. It’s a tattoo, man. It’ll be there forever.
Let’s say you’ve posted 5 times a day for the past 5 years. And each post was calculated to be 1 hour of brain time.
5 posts a day = (5 hours/day) X (365 days/year) X (5 years) / (24 hours/day) = 380 days spent on social media. Or, over 1 year of your life. Yowza.
And that’s just 5 posts a day.
If I was a prospective employer, found out you spent that much time on social media, I’d question your ability to concentrate. I might choose the person who hadn’t spent any time on social media. Because looking back now, they’re the smart one’s.
For those of you who’ve thought you had nothing to hide, used that as justification to spend time on social, I think I’ve just blown a big hole in your world.
And those of you who think free is good? Think again. Because free just cost you a great gig. In my scenario, it’ll cost you other great gigs.