3 Job Search Tips to Avoid the Social Media Screen

3 Job Search Tips to Avoid the Social Media Screen

According to a recent study by CareerBuilder, 51% of employers found reasons not to hire an applicant after researching them on social media sites.  Employers are using these sites as screening tools before the interview even begins.

Here are a few job search tips to avoid the social media screen:

  1. Keep your social media posts clean.  Employers who view negative comments on social media sites may think twice before moving forward with an interview.  Companies look to hire candidates with positive attitudes, who can make a positive impact on their organization. According to a study by SHRM, 20% of all employees use social media to post derogatory comments.
  2. Avoid pictures and descriptions referencing using drugs or alcohol.  This shows poor judgement from the employee and many employers will take a pass on moving forward in the interview process.  According to the same SHRM study, over 48% of employees posted pictures and comments depicting them under the influence.
  3. Check your privacy settings.  Most social media sites have privacy settings.  These settings are often changed and updated over time.  Make sure that you are clear what can and will be seen on your profile.

For more job search tips, reach out to Bradley Staffing Group

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