Careers require a lot of work in order to maintain. Sadly, it does not take very much for a career to be in ruins. Those who make seemingly small mistakes by behaving badly on Facebook usually leads to shocking surprises. Personal and professional relationships can be ruined. Mending damaged personal relationships is hard enough. Losing a job over something as absurd as Facebook commentaries, well, that can be extremely difficult to fix. Bouncing back from being fired is never easy and it could be extremely time-consuming and costly.
Darius Fisher is a rising star in the world of digital marketing and reputation management. He was recently named to the Innovation 50 list as a marketer to “look out for” in the future because he and his company, Status Labs, have a great deal of potential. As president of Status Labs, Fisher helps those who are suffering reputation woes and need public relations management. Sometimes, the damage is self-inflicted.
Facebook feeds are a lot less private than people realize. Once the feeds are indexed by Google and the various search engines, anyone using Google to discover more information is going to see what is on those feeds.
Not everyone thinks of this when they write politically-charged commentary on their Facebook page. People do get offended by things they don’t agree with. Employees sometimes end up dragging their employers into the mix when they make comments. The comments do not even have to be of a political nature to cause problems. Anything that runs the risk of being deemed controversial has the potential to get people in trouble.
Once a mistake is made and a Facebook feed creates troubles, a call to Darius Fisher’s company is advised. A lot of work can be done to reverse the damage posted on Facebook or elsewhere. Perhaps Status Labs could even create a completely new social media presence that dulls the original, disastrous one. Fisher has pointed out in the past that delays are not wise. Unless specific work is done, the results in Google are not going to change.