Monday, August 8, 2011

A "FYI" on being a 21 year old college senior/intern.

As a 21 year old college senior and post-intern, it has come to my attention that some students have not listened to a word of advice about social networking. STEER CLEAR OF IT & if you don't, STOP POSTING RIDICULOUSLY OBNOXIOUS THINGS THAT WILL PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING A JOB. Is that really that impossible to understand? Clearly. So here's some advice from me, an annoyed cohort that wishes you would just stop.

  1. Believe it or not, your potential employers can find your most private Facebook pictures. It's called the "6 degrees of separation."

    - For those of you who have learned nothing in high school or college: Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that everyone is on average approximately six steps away from any other person on Earth, so that a chain of, "a friend of a friend" statements can be made, on average, to connect any two people in six steps or fewer.

    Meaning: Your employers will find you through anybody. It's a small world, after all.

  2. Calling your current boss a "tubby b*tch" on your not so private Twitter page will not ensure you a future position.. anywhere. She is your boss and there are other people more deserving of your position.

  3. The statuses about how hammered you were last night should cease to exist. We all get it, college kids party. When you have a job or an internship though, your employers don't need to know that their employee is an unreliable drunk mess.

  4. Tweeting or Facebooking about how horny you are may get you laid, but no potential job offers. (It's sad to say that I really had to point that out...)

  5. Nobody cares about your love life. Really and truly.

  6. For those of you with part-time positions, there's a reason it's PART TIME. It's not going to be your whole life if you don't let it. Stop complaining, keep your eye on the prize and keep working while looking for something better.

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