Social media costs candidates their jobs, report says
This year, more hiring managers are not hiring job applicants because of inappropriate content on the applicants’ social media profiles. Here’s what will get your résumé tossed.
Remember that wild vacation you took with your friends last year? You couldn’t wait to post the pictures on Facebook so everyone could see how cool you are and how great your trip was.
Or that time when you drunkenly tweeted from the bar, or complained about your boss on a friend’s wall?
Be honest: You’ve been in—or almost been in—situations like these before.
While your friends may have thought your trip looked awesome or your boss was terrible, do you think potential employers thought so, too?
A recent study by Harris Interactive and CareerBuilder found that 43 percent of hiring managers who research candidates via social media say they’ve found information that caused them not to hire someone. This number is up 9 percentage points from last year.
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