The modern social media user shares nearly every aspect of their day. As a result, it’s getting more challenging to keep your professional and personal lives distinct when interacting online.

Many businesses today may look at a prospective employee’s Facebook profile to get a sense of who they are as a person before hiring them. Potential career chances might be jeopardised if you use your personal Facebook profile to advocate for causes that the firm would find divisive.

Whether you’re on the lookout for a new job or just want to keep your professional and personal lives separate, there are certain steps you can take to prevent Facebook snooping.

Here are some suggestions for keeping your Facebook profile in safe, so you don’t end up losing your job or missing out on a promotion.

Tips for optimising your own Facebook profile

Manage your social media accounts in a way that protects your privacy despite the widespread availability of information on social media.

Carefully choose your circle of pals.

If you work for a firm, it’s in your best interest to develop basic habits that protect your privacy and prevent the merging of your professional and personal lives. It’s human nature for people to want to make friends with new people, whether they work for you or not.

By declining their buddy requests, you may keep your professional and personal lives distinct. If you feel you must accept their friend requests out of politeness, you may limit the information they have access to by adjusting your Facebook’s sharing and privacy settings.

Encouragement of helpful sharing habits

Remember that your Facebook friends may include people in authoritative positions, so keep it professional. You may adjust your Facebook privacy settings to only share content with friends and family, preventing coworkers from seeing something that is clearly improper for the office.

Sharing may be done with the public, with friends, or only between friends using this function. You may organise your friends into lists and set different privacy and sharing preferences for each. In this approach, controlling material is simple.

Who can look at my stuff?

Choose this menu item to modify your sharing’s anonymity. You may access this option whenever you publish a new message. To access other settings, choose the arrow to the right of the ‘Friends’ tab.

When you click the arrow to see the submenu, you’ll find these sharing choices:

Choose between “Friends” or “Public” as the audience. Choose “Friends” if you want just your Facebook friends to be able to read your postings, and no one else. Using this feature, you may restrict your Facebook postings from being seen by anybody who isn’t a friend of yours.

When will someone quit harassing me?

Here you may choose to cut off contact with a Facebook user who has been creeping on your profile. To prevent communication with a certain individual, type in his or her name or email address.

Your professional and personal lives will both be within your control with these default options. Choose “View More Settings” to access a few other tweaks.

Under the ‘Who can look me up’ area, for example, you may choose whether or not search engines will index your Facebook page. Turning off this feature is another precaution to take to prevent potential employers from viewing your Facebook profile.

Last Words

These suggestions may seem like common sense to some people. But if you don’t want your boss to see you tagged in a silly photo, I think you should double-check these settings again. Learning how to adjust your profile’s privacy settings is the first step in making sure it stops hindering your productivity.

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