Podcast Episode 172: How Social Media Can Make or Break Your Child’s Job Opportunities

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On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question on how teens’ social media accounts affect their life and their employability.


You’ve heard me talk about how we’re misinformed about change. There are two things that have to be there with every single change.

  • What’s in it for me?
  • Proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • It is critical that you understand how change occurs.


The guidelines for social media are going to be different for different people. Knowing that, what we do want is the best for everybody.

  • The one thing that separates 100% great results from scattered results is explaining why we do things this way.
  • One of the first things you want to do with your kids is make sure they know what you want their life to be like when they’re an adult.
  • Build stories and examples.


I talk to a lot of people who are in the position of hiring and firing.

  • When a company puts out word that they are hiring, they sometimes get 10’s or even 100’s of applications.
  • Somebody will knock it down to the top people by just looking at the applicants’ social media profiles for obvious reasons not to hire someone (cursing, nudity, etc.).
  • They will then knock it down to a few people after having personal interviews.
  • Now they are down to the best people and just need to find a reason to pull someone.


Companies are looking for someone that is going to represent them outside of work.

  • Let’s say 9 years ago you had your picture taken with your hat on backwards.
  • We know that having a hat on backwards is not something bad or sinful, but 20% of people may think that’s not a good look.
  • While they know you wouldn’t be wearing your hat backwards at work, they may wonder if it’s still the way you present yourself to people.
  • Since they have to cut someone, something as little as that could be the difference between you starting at a company and you not having a job.


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