The Do’s and Don’ts of Posting On Social Media When You Are In Law School
Here are three tips for law students who want to have a solid reputation.
1)Rated R: For Mature Audiences Only
Someone may have sent you a racy picture or a video graphic in nature. Your first instinct may be to send it to your friends. You think it is hilarious. What will others think when they see it? You may want to wait a while. You are no doubt going to run into some people who are uptight, but you should consider your options carefully.Is this something you would normally send to people, including family? No? You may not want to send it then.
“Technology allows you the freedom to say and do things you may not normally say to someone’s face.”
Are you prepared to be questioned by your law professor over some video or comment you posted thinking that no one saw it? You may want to rethink hitting the send button.
A woman lost her job because of what she posted online. She posted something about how bad the job was. The boss found out and fired her. She was told not told to come back to work.Your profiles on every social media platform you use are going to be fair game once you get into law school. You want to set a good example while studying law. Everything has a way of coming back on you.
Do you want to make a lasting impression in law school? What happens when a headhunter comes calling for a major law firm in your area? Do you want the firm to choose you over everyone else? Unfortunately, an impeccable resume does not cut it anymore. You need to offer something more.Your headshot needs to stand out on your online profile. The same rules apply to performance artists. One bad headshot can kill a potential job. We live in a youth-obsessed world. The way you look does have an impact. It could mean the difference in getting the job or being sidelined.