Employers Are Using Social Media Sites To Research Job Candidates
If you are looking for a job….beware! Employers are using social media sites to research potential job candidates.
Reppler, a company that offers a tool for scrubbing social networking accounts of job-damaging material, recently commissioned a survey of 300 hiring managers and the connection with different social media sites.
95% of employers use social media sites when looking at potential job candidates.
Here are some statistics from the survey about employers and what makes them disqualify a potential employee:
– Lied about their qualifications: 13%
–Posted inappropriate photos: 11%
–Posted inappropriate comments: 11%
–Posted negative comments about a previous employer: 11%
–Demonstrated poor communication skills: 11%
–Posted content about using drugs: 10%
–Made discriminatory comments: 10%
–Posted content about drinking: 10%
–Shared confidential information from a previous employer: 7%
–Have never rejected a candidate because of information on a social networking site: 7%
Do you think this is right? Is it fair for an employer to use social media sites to judge you?