I tell people this all the time. Check that resumé and even more importantly… your social media sites. via: exactstaff.com
A picture of you drinking a beer.
A potentially inappropriate comment you posted on your friend’s wall.
A phony profile of you that your friend set up years ago as a practical joke.
Can things like these really damage your candidacy when you’re searching for employment?
- Nearly half (47 percent) of recruiters use social media to screen applicants before they even talk to them.
- A 2014 CareerBuilder study shows that 45 percent of employers use search engines like Google – not just social media profiles – to research potential job candidates.
- The same study indicates that 51 percent of employers who research job candidates on social media passed on a candidate because of content they found online, up from 34 percent in 2012.
What are recruiters finding that’s causing them to eliminate candidates from consideration? Here are a few of the most common culprits:
- Provocative or inappropriate photographs
- Information about drinking or drug use
- Bad-mouthing co-workers or employers
- Discriminatory comments related to a protected class
- Lying about job qualifications
Here’s the simple truth: Your online reputation greatly impacts your viability as a job candidate.
Check these tips from Exact Staff to clean up your “digital footprint” – and help you get the gig here~~> exactstaff.com
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