Overcoming embarrassments in communication: what Udo Vetter said about his underpants


Work well, plant 500 trees! We make the Working World more Human and Ecological, so we donate Revenue for Certified Afforestation. As Publisher Best of HR - Berufebilder .de® you can unique Book Concept, on Demand eCourses and News Service we share 15 years of Experience with our Customers (Samsung, Otto, State Institutions). By the Top 20-Blogger Simone Janson, referenced in ARD, ZEIT, WELT, Wikipedia .
Copyright: Artwork created as part of a free collaboration with Shutterstock. ,

In Germany there is a great fear of what others might learn about you - especially in your career. It is beneficial when a renowned lawyer reports openly about his embarrassments online. Because: The important thing is how you deal with it.

Overcoming embarrassments in communication: stupid-intelligence stood like Udo Vetter with his underpants


Text as PDF, book or eCourse on the topic or personal advice

Here writes for you:

Simone Janson Simone JansonSimone Janson is publisher, German Top20 blogger and Consultant for HR communication.

Profile

Digital eraser or stand up to embarrassment?

How great is the fear in Germany that potential employers will find delicate information about you on the Internet and will not hire you at all, are shown, for example, by book titles such as “Internet career trap” or the fact that well-known state data protectionists have warned against Google Street View in this context. Politicians are already loudly calling for the digital eraser. They even found their own technical term: reputation management! Language is always very treacherous ...

Wouldn't it make more sense to be self-confident about your own embarrassments on the web? Because, to be honest, many of us will have no other choice: Who of us can already predict with 15, 20 or 30 which tweet tweeted out irrelevant can be his undoing later?

Searched for courageous role models!

Of course that's nice, when everyone else is shaking with fear about career traps and reputation management. But as already said yesterday: You can also turn the tables and decide for yourself what is embarrassing - and what not.

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) Download or for a little more Book on the topic with discount or eCourse book. Actions or news via Newsletter!

However, this requires positive role models - namely people who not only stand by their own embarrassments, but can also tell and laugh about them afterwards. And they also have success with it - such as Udo Vetter, who brings it to Twitter via 19.000 followers. Vetter, a specialist lawyer for criminal law known through the Law Blog, a profession that is reputed to have serious behavior, was at an event with the beautiful name Twittwoch in Düsseldorf.

The story with the underpants

There he was asked, among other things, what his most embarrassing Twitter experience was. And told a story where I personally got red ears because I would have been so embarrassed:

Vetter wanted to buy underpants and complained about Twitter via the scratchy theft protection. It may be that I as a woman this topic simply a bit more precarious find. But in any case, Cousin passed what was likely to happen to many users: He was not clear who was reading all of them.

What is embarrassing, I determine!

For a few weeks later, during a hearing by one of the assessors at a regional court, he was asked whether it was normal for lawyers to twitter publicly on the web through their underwear. And Cousin was, as he admitted at Twittwoch, but a little embarrassed.

But it turned out that the assessor had sense of humor and was able to laugh about it - presumably because Cousin did not try to negate or mince his embarrassment, but simply stood by it. And tell the story loosely and amusingly today as an anecdote.

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) Download or for a little more Book on the topic with discount or eCourse book. Actions or news via Newsletter!

Please no hysteria!

Now I don't want to deny that there is a danger that employers will sort out unsuitable applicants based on information. However, I think that shouldn't be the reason for hysteria. This example from the USA shows how quickly this can be done:

There, the State Department warned Columbia University students against making public statements about Wikileaks on the Internet. Reason: A statement on this topic could endanger the career of those who want to join government agencies.

Turn the tables

Comment from a German HR specialist on this text: “It is sad that there are employers who are really that good at it!” That points in the right direction: As a job seeker, you can and should calmly turn the tables - even if that still doesn't seem to be a popular attitude in Germany.

For example, with the question: What does that say about the corporate culture if the employees are spied on in advance? And: I want in one of those Company really work? Don't I want an employer who gives their employees some confidence? Incidentally, individual companies have already recognized that more and more employees are asking this question - and have committed themselves to only evaluating those application documents that applicants voluntarily provide.

Stand by you!

A recruiter with whom I recently spoke on the subject said that under no circumstances would he not hire an applicant because he found questionable things about him on the Internet. However, it could be that he addresses the applicant in the interview. For example, he would like to know whether the applicant is aware of how this works in public.

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) Download or for a little more Book on the topic with discount or eCourse book. Actions or news via Newsletter!

Ergo, it is important not to come up with stupid excuses in such a case, but to counter them cleverly, for example when you are confronted with the embarrassment in an interview or with colleagues. Or to stand by yourself. Because what is embarrassing ultimately determines everyone himself!


Text as PDF, book or eCourse on the topic or personal advice


Offline download: Download this text as PDF - Read usage rights, Because we do not automatically submit the title of this text for privacy reasons: When buying in "interests" the title register if support is needed. After buying text exclusively Download at this URL (please save). Or for a little more directly an entire book or eCourse with this text buy, read on.

3,99 Book now



Your eCourse on Demand: Choose your personal eCourse on this or another desired topic, As a PDF download. Up to 30 lessons with each 4 learning task + final lesson. Please enter the title under "interests". Alternatively, we are happy to put together your course for you or offer you a personal regular eMailCourse including supervision and certificate - all further information!

19,99 Book now


Consultant packages: You want to increase your reach or address applicants as an employer? For these and other topics we offer special Consultant packages (overview) - For example, a personal phone call (price is per hour).

179,99 Book now


occupations pictures

You want to comment here? Please the Debate Rules comply, contributions must be unlocked. Your eMailAddress remains secret. More information on the use of your data and how you can counter this can be found in our Privacy Policy.

  1. To follow debate on this post
  2. All debates follow
  1. Pingback: Five Tips for Embarrassing Situations: Best to laugh about it | Berufebilder by Simone Janson

  2. Alexander Palm

    @SenseiDesign @enypsilon think that fits in quite well with @SimoneJanson

  3. Johannes Lenz

    RT @SimoneJanson: Freshly blogged: Udo Vetter's underpants and the openness in the net: "What's embarrassing ...

  4. Birgit Dondorff

    RT @kadekmedien: Like! Udo Vetter's underpants and the openness in the net: "What is embarrassing ...

  5. frischgebloggt

    RT @SimoneJanson: Frisch reblogged: Udo Vetters Unterhosen and the openness in the net: "What is embarrassing ...: Frisc ...

  6. Klaus-Dieter Knoll

    Like! RT @SimoneJanson: Freshly blogged: Udo Vetter's underpants and the openness in the net: "What's embarrassing ...

  7. Competencepartner

    Udo Vetter's underpants and the openness in the net: "What is embarrassing, I determine!": In Germany ...

  8. Simone Janson

    Freshly blogged: Udo Vetter's underpants and the openness in the net: "What is embarrassing ...

Post a Comment

Your eMail address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * .

JaI would like to be regularly informed about the latest promotions & offers Newsletter be informed.

I hereby accept the Debate Rules and the Privacy policy with the possibility to contradict the use of my data at any time.