In a culture where everything is on display all the time, it seems like we’ve failed young people, she says: “A lot of them don’t understand the boundaries of professional behavior.”
Young people have always been doing stupid stuff, of course. The problem now, she argues, is that popular culture has encouraged a new level of exhibitionism. “There’s this idea that everyone is your friend and it’s kind of a ‘Hey, dude’ attitude,” she says. “They pick up their cells no matter where they are, and it’s ‘Hey, dude, what’s up?’ to a recruiter.”
“When you’re job hunting,” she warns, “every act is on display.”
But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Let loose, just not when job searching and not in a public space that anyone can access, such as Facebook.
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