A bad post on Linkedin or other social site can reduce your chances of professional success.

Lets face it, Linkedin is great for self promotion in the job world. But it has a major drawback. It is public.

Forbes has written about the 8 mistakes people make on Linnkedin.

Not making mistakes isn’t the same as finding a solution to what you need or want. Social networking sites provide unprecedented channels to connect, but all too often they also leave an indelible trail that can haunt you for – well – forever.

As humans we all experience the need for the comfort of other humans and a safe place to vent out our frustrations. Some days we just get up irritable, perhaps it’s a cold or the loss of a sale. Some days it’s the boss and others it’s a coworker. When that happens we need a place to vent. What can you do? If you post a vent online there can be repercussions

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That is why we here at EmployThis created a safe place to vent, chat, buddy-up to practice interviewing or share leads. We call it the Sanctuary .

Users can create an anonymous name and avatar. Because the Sanctuary is not indexed users can vent without worry.

It’s new so please try it. Join up – post and share with your professional network.

Paul Swengler CEOA bad post on Linkedin or other social site can reduce your chances of professional success.