It is hard to believe that this is already a tired phrase but, social media has reinvented the way we live our lives and the way in which we interact. For those who still believe our social media lives can be completely separated from our professional lives are sorely mistaken. Social media hubs such as Twitter and Facebook are now aspects of our lives that we cannot erase. And this is important. All too often, people discuss social media and its influence in the professional realm in a negative way. There are an endless amount of articles out there discussing the negative impacts social media can have on an individual's professional life. While these articles are founded in legitimate concerns, there are plenty of positives involved with social media for job hopefuls that go ignored.
The fact is, the reason there is so much criticism of social media within the professional world is because there are a lot of negatives.