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    Are you a Social Media Misfit?

    10 simple social media do’s and don’ts that will help you tiptoe around pitfalls and help you stay a step ahead in your digital tracks.

    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr and Reddit. These are several of many social media sites where people post pictures, comments and profiles.

    Do you participate in any of these? Have you ever given yourself a once-over?


    Regardless of your experience or job history, keeping your social media profiles and comments professional can save you from losing out on a great opportunity or embarrassment because you are being a social media misfit. Here are 10 simple social media do’s and don’ts that will help you tiptoe around those kinds of pitfalls and help you stay a step ahead in your digital tracks.  

    Do…
    1. Get active on social media outside of work hours

    Don’t get nabbed posting on Facebook or Snapchat when you should be tending to a patient or pouring up a model. Know the rules for the use of a cell phone and computer while at work.  

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    2. Highlight your talents, unique skills, interests and accolades

    Employers seeking new recruits are looking for well-rounded professionals involved in different professional groups, activities and volunteer efforts. Just like the rest of us when we are searching information, employers are typing in keywords when they search to streamline their time spent, so be sure to include specific words and phrases that match the qualifications of opportunities you are seeking. List only truthful information-everything is verifiable in this digital age.

    Virginia Cairrao, CDA, FADAA
    Virginia Cairrao, CDA, FADAA, is the president of the American Dental Assistants Association
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