Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA CAN DOOM YOUR JOB

Your Facebook page isn't as private as you might think. 95% of employers say they use social media sites to find out more information about prospective job candidates. If those employers they don't like what they see, then you can forget about that dream job. Reppler, a company that offers a tool for scrubbing social networking accounts of job-damaging material, recently commissioned a survey of 300 hiring managers to find out how they are using social networking sites -- from Facebook to Twitter. 69% of employers surveyed said they have rejected a candidate because of what they saw about that individual on a social networking site. Besides drunken photos and disparaging remarks about previous employers, what could you possibly post on Facebook that would make an employer reject you? Here it is. Pay attention. Why employers are nixing job candidates based on their Facebook pages: 

13% lied about their qualifications
11% posted inappropriate photos
11% posted inappropriate comments
11% posted negative comments about a previous employer
11% demonstrated poor communication skills
10% posted content about using drugs
10% made discriminatory comments
10% posted content about drinking
7% shared confidential information from a previous employer

So, what can you do on Facebook that makes an employer sit up and take good notice of you?
39% gave a positive impression of their personality and organizational fit
36% had a profile that supported their professional qualifications
36% had a profile that showed the candidate was creative
34% had good references posted by others
33% showed solid communication skills
33% had a profile that showed the candidate was well-rounded
24% had a profile that showed the candidate had received awards and recognitions
18% never hired a candidate because of information on a social networking site



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