Social media&Professional life

Many questions around social media and hiring results. Nowadays social media plays huge role not only in personal life but also in professional.

Here are results of national survey on behalf of CareerBuilder by Harris Poll, which was conducted among more than 2,300 hiring managers and human resources professionals.

With more than half of employers (54 percent) finding content on social media that caused them not to hire a candidate:

  • Candidate posted provocative or inappropriate photographs, videos or information: 39 percent
  • Candidate posted information about them drinking or using drugs: 38 percent
  • Candidate had discriminatory comments related to race, gender, religion: 32 percent
  • Candidate bad-mouthed their previous company or fellow employee: 30 percent
  • Candidate lied about qualifications: 27 percent
  • Candidate had poor communication skills: 27 percent
  • Candidate was linked to criminal behavior: 26 percent
  • Candidate shared confidential information from previous employers: 23 percent
  • Candidate’s screen name was unprofessional: 22 percent
  • Candidate lied about an absence: 17 percent
  • Candidate posted too frequently: 17 percent

If you keep your social media with open status then be careful when posting something