Employers aren’t just glancing through your Resume, reading your well-written cover letter and admiring your sharp appeal at the interview. They are also checking out your popular social media sites.
About 43 percent of employers use social media networking sites when researching job candidates, according to U.S. Harris Poll survey on behalf of CareerBuilder. 45 percent of employers have reported that they even take the time to Google their potential candidates. Reports also show that close to 70 percent of employers have tossed out applications because of questionable content posted on social media sites. This could vary from provocative & inappropriate photographs, bad grammar & multiple spelling mistakes, disheartening language about previous job or a display of poor communications skills.
With all that being said, you really have to micromanage what you’re sharing to the online community. Of course, no one expects you to be a complete robot, and there are some ways in which you can clean up your act.Continue reading “How Important is Social Media to Getting Hired, Extremely”