Fri., December 23, 2011 5:45pm (EST)

WORKING: Managing Your Online Self
By Joshua Stewart
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Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Our resident career expert, workplace consultant and career coach Brandon Smith, suggests using the same “voice” for all of your social network profiles – Facebook, Linked In, Google Plus – and using care in what you post on those profiles.  (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/timpatterson/476098132/>Tim Patterson via Flickr</a>.)
Our resident career expert, workplace consultant and career coach Brandon Smith, suggests using the same “voice” for all of your social network profiles – Facebook, Linked In, Google Plus – and using care in what you post on those profiles. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson via Flickr.)
Social networks have become much more than “social” these days.

They are as much connections with family and friends as they are business networks. And that can make navigating them and keeping the proper balance difficult, because it is almost assured that prospective or current employers will be checking out your profiles.

Our resident career expert, workplace consultant and career coach Brandon Smith, suggests using the same “voice” for all of your social network profiles – Facebook, Linked In, Google Plus – and using care in what you post on those profiles.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. And while you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.