Social Media Policy


The Career Transitions Center of Chicago (CTC) recognizes that a critical part of our success rests in creating and enabling online interaction and discussion about key topics relevant to our organization and our clients. This includes employment data and statistics, event and service promotion and topics related to work, the workplace and careers. With the continued evolution of online channels and social media, much of our discussion takes place online and through established social media channels. These channels encourage participation and engagement with a wide range of interested stakeholders, including clients, coaches, alumni and other audiences.

To ensure that our digital and social media channels foster positive discussion and interaction, we have defined the following guidelines listed below. We also abide by the community guidelines provided by Facebook, Twitter  and LinkedIn.

 CTC will remove posts and/or comments that violate the requirements of our social media channels.

This includes posts/comments/tweets that meet the following criteria:

  • It is unrelated to the topic(s) being discussed and unrelated to the mission of CTC and intent of our social media activity.
  • It is considered likely to provoke, attack or offend others.
  • It promotes violence or directly attacks other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease.
  • It breaks the law or condones/encourages unlawful activity.
  • It violates copyright or trademark laws.
  • It encourages or engages in the targeted abuse or harassment of others.
  • It includes private information about individuals, such as credit card numbers, street addresses and telephone numbers.
  • It includes photos/videos that include individuals who have not provided permission for their image to be shared online.

Links to external web sites are permitted, provided they are not considered to be unsuitable. Unsuitable websites are those containing content or links that violate any of the conditions listed above.

Finally, any online activity that suggests or encourages physical violence against a person, group or organization will be reported to law enforcement, consistent with local, state and federal laws.