How Your Social Media History Affects Your Chances of Employment

Will your Twitter history put you in hot water?


With the recent firing of filmmaker James Gunn from The Guardians of the Galaxy and the New York Times' controversial hiring of Sarah Jeong, the spotlight has been thrown on what happens when your past social media transgressions comes back to haunt you. Like it or not, we're living in the Age of Internet Rage--a digital battlefield divided by differing opinion and political correctness--and because things on the Internet are mostly evergreen (a journalism term that denotes something will be always be available for public viewing) what you put "out there" will, for better or for worse, remain out there so it might behoove you to leave a good impression. 

Now, more than ever, it would be wise to practice tact, maturity, and tolerance. It's never wise to act or react from a place of negligence, childishness, and most important of all--intolerance. By acting with diplomacy and patience, you'll not only feel better about what marks you leave on the Internet, but it'll also make potential employers see you as an ideal candidate. 

So don't be a troll, it'll make the world a much better place.