7 Tips For Checking Facebook at Work

Don’t let your on-the-job Facebook posts and tweets land you in hot water.

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6. Self-monitor your time. The company you work for may have a lax policy, leaving you to either keep your roaming habits in check or letting them run amok. Thompson recommends brief exchanges and limiting usage to breaks and your lunch hour. "What can't and doesn't need to happen is being constantly on it," she says.

[Read: A Few Simple Tips for Better Time Management.]

7. Gracefully guide the company account(s). Wanting to make a splash across several social media platforms, your company may want you to take the reins of its newly created accounts. Thompson recommends not revealing internal deliberations and straying away from posting anything text or images that can be construed as negative. "Be very, very careful that you're only ... putting the company in the most positive light possible," she says.