5. Be mindful when using company gear. It's a great deal: Your company provides and picks up the tab for your laptop and iPhone. But if personal exchanges between co-workers or friends and family are edgy, if not outright inappropriate, then isolate your use to a personal device. "If you're an employee, and you don't want your employer to have access to any of your information, then don't access social media sites off your employer-provided computer or employer-provided cellphone," Snow says.
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.
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.