Over the past year Twitter and Facebook have already been banned in the workplace by plenty of employers in an attempt to protect their business reputation.
This generation is tweet obsessed and as well as causing concern amongst firms, it's also used to check up on existing and possible employees.
A recent survey by Microsoft found 80% of recruiters look at online profiles when hiring for a job. Feel like running home to delete a few tweets? Better get a move on because it's also been talked about that candidates are being rejected due to what recruiters found. Scary stuff!
Important rule number 1: Don't tweet anything angry about work or your boss because chances are, even if you don't have them as a friend on a social networking site, you'll have a snitch of a fellow employee who's dying to spill your foul-mouthed rants.
Important rule 2: Remember that everything you write online is there for everybody to see and for anybody to access at any time. The internet is mind-boggling and it's crazy to think what you're writing now will be available in however many years time. If your profiles aren't private, make sure you're careful what you write, anything defamatory could get you into a lot of trouble.
Important rule 3: For somebody who doesn't know you and is looking at you as a candidate for a job, could be mislead as to your personality looking at your pictures or what you or your friend write all over Facebook. That picture of you being carried out of a bar, half dead in Ibiza, because you were to drunk to stand, better remove it now!