Keep business and personal lives separate:
Professional networking websites have become extremely popular, offering a platform to connect and communicate with like-minded business persons. How many times have you received an e-invite which reads ‘I’d like to add you to my professional network…’ making you wonder who is this person and have you ever met him? Though the internet has thrived on the basic principle of free information without any censorship, certain ‘netiquette’ rules still apply. • • Professional sites are for conducting business only. Maintain this divide by not inviting your contacts/colleagues to join your social network, putting them in an awkward position, as accepting your invite means allowing you access to their private lives too. View these networks as another networking tool that can be employed to increase your visibility and connections. While internet helps you reach out to more people, the old-fashioned rules of networking still apply.