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Top 10 Facebook Career Mistakes

Posted by Mike Volpe on 1/16/08 7:44 PM

We all know that Facebook is a powerful marketing tool.  It is also a dangerous tool if you are not smart about how you use it, and you can make some big mistakes on Facebook.

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I wrote earlier about the funny and sad "Facebook nice wand / cool wand" story - that story made #2 on a recent list of big career mistakes on Facebook.  The photo is priceless!!!  What a mistake!

Top Facebook Mistakes:

  • Allowing too many people to see photos where you are tagged, and then having people tag you in photos where you are making mistakes
  • Changing your relationship status before you talk to the person you are going to break up with
  • Using your personal page as the place for your business (use a business page / fan page instead)
  • Posting party pictures to Facebook that night instead of next morning
  • Making the mistake of checking in at a location like the beach or a restaurant using a location based service
  • Being part of a Facebook groupthat you would not want your employer to know about
  • Becoming a fan of a product that you don't want people to know that you like
  • Posting a status update on Facebook about hating your job, after making the mistake of being friends with your boss
Mike Volpe

Written by Mike Volpe

Mike Volpe is a startup advisor and angel investor based in Boston.

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