A new study from Jobvite found that 69 percent of employed Americans are looking for or are open to taking a new job, up from 61 percent last year. Among the entire U.S. workforce—which includes the currently employed and the unemployed who are looking for work—the number of job-seekers jumps to 75 percent.
Those mulling a new gig should realize that the Internet is where many hiring managers do research about prospective candidates, and that today’s audacious Instagram or bawdy tweet could be tomorrow’s red flag for a potential boss.
A July Jobvite survey of recruiters ranked five types of content shared on social networks that created negative reactions among hiring managers:
References to doing illegal drugs—78 percent of recruiters reacted negatively.
Posts/tweets of a sexual nature—66 percent reacted negatively.