They’re Looking at Your Social Media Posts

November 9, 2020
Executive Coaching

When I work with professionals who are interviewing to find a new job, I examine several items. I look at their resume (or help them create one). I sometimes do a DISC Assessment (so that I can take a look at their behaviors and motivators). I also take a look at their social media posts.


There are two areas that I think every professional should consider:




After all, they sometimes look for a few things you haven’t told them or brought up in a job interview to make sure that you walk your talk and are really the person they want to hire.  They want a solid new employee to work with their team and organization.


What you think is funny may appear that way to someone who is checking your social media, such as Facebook. Some of the folks who tell me that they don’t put anything controversial on social media actually do have content that could be seen as offensive. Some of the posts use language that they certainly shouldn’t use in a workplace.




I have a friend who only aligns with one political party. It does not matter who is part of that party, he supports them, encourages them and glorifies them.


The other day I asked him if he only served people who are part of that party. He told me that he served people of both parties. (I knew the answer he would give.)  He said that his Facebook was only for his friends and they all know how he feels.



  1. Do you post sensible things on any social media where you post?
  2. Do your employees put things out in the social media universe that could be damaging?
  3. Would it be better to reign in some of those opinions so that you attract new customers, rather than take a chance of repelling them?

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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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