This week in Tips on Tuesday I will be dealing with the question of how personal you make your work social media profiles.
And the easy answer is there is no easy answer! My own preference is to keep my personal and work social media accounts separate. I like to be able to feel more relaxed on my personal accounts, be able to talk about inane things that wouldn’t be appropriate on the work accounts.
However, I do think that work social media accounts can have that personal touch. They don’t need to be dry and completely without personality, but you do need to remember that everything you write on your work social media accounts immediately reflects on your company, however much you say “these view are personal” in your biography!
My tip would therefore be: – do what feels comfortable and natural. Don’t separate your accounts if you don’t want to. But be mindful and careful about what you post under your work accounts and avoid contentious issues!