As a legal career counselor, the largest piece of advice I offer my students seeking employment is to drastically audit their social media content. Employers now use social media as a primary consideration in hiring employees. Companies are hired to do a seven-year social history audit, and think again if you think your content is “private.” The best policy is simply to use good judgment when using social media. It's a great tool for communication if you use it properly.
Remember, words are not for hurting. Let's teach our children that so they won't need a book to know how to communicate properly.
Delaney is director of the Office of Professional and Career Development at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.