The answer is obvious. Yes, it would and in fact it already has affected my life. Let me let you into a little secret! When companies are looking to employ you they will Google you or look at your social media profile to find out what type of a person you are.
There I said it. You are what you put out there. And there is no way of stopping it once it is life and open to the world. Google is a great tool and it can make or break you.
Social media dominates the online space with its content and SEO capabilities. Its easy to use and we are almost all on there and involved. It is also a great platform for employers and contract holders to get an insight into who they are working with. So do the search and remember that if you can see it so can everyone else.
There are so many hot topics in the press now that if spoken about could and will mean that you are judged on your views and opinions. This could be the difference between the money coming in or the money going to someone else.
So, STOP and think before you post how will this affect you either now or in the future. But be sure to remember that whatever you post it will most definitely be seen by someone that one day may just be the person that put food on your table and a roof over your head. So, can your online presence affect your employment? The answer is! It depends on what you decide to post and share with the world.