Social media primarily existed for sharing photos and statuses. However, it’s branched into news platforms, political views, business profiles, modeling portfolios, and much more. At this point, social media can contain almost anything as long as you adhere to the platform’s rules. This can make it easy for people to judge you and necessary for further social media reputation management.
Let’s say you want to change jobs and you recently lined up an interview. You’ve also been taking the stress and frustration from your current job out in the gym and are proud to have finally gotten the summer body you’ve always wanted. You take some photos at the pool, nothing crazy, and post them on your public account. The photos are not risqué and you’re proud of all the work you did, so what’s the harm in posting? However, the employer sees the photos and feels that you aren’t conservative enough to work at the company. They assume that you wouldn’t be the right fit at the company since the majority of their current employees don’t post photos at pools.
Although many employers may not act like this, it’s entirely possible. And it’s something you should be aware of. Just because you feel your social media image is clean, others may not.