Many companies--including Cisco ( CSCO - news - people ), IBM ( IBM - news - people ), GM, Wal-Mart ( WMT - news - people ) and Intel ( INTC - news - people )--have formal social-networking policies. Of U.S. companies with at least 1,000 employees, 10% have disciplined their ranks for running afoul of the rules during the last 12 months, according to Proofpoint, an e-mail security and data-loss-prevention firm in Sunnyvale, Calif. Eight percent of those firms fired at least one employee for egregious violations.
Here are some possible mistakes that you may want to avoid:
- Do not post inappropriate pictures to your profile
- If you are already employed, do not neither complain about your current job nor your boss
- Do not post anything that conflict with information given in your resume
- Always watch what others post to your Wall
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