Although Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter are great ways for job seekers to connect with potential employers, they can also be the reason one doesn’t get hired.
According to Forbes, 37 percent of employers use social media to screen potential candidates. That means almost half of all the hiring managers you’ve talked to have scoped your personal Facebook or Twitter page.
Moreover, 34 percent of the companies who look to social media for candidate credibility told Forbes they found content that caused them not to hire a potential hire.
Rosemary Haefner, VP of human resources at CareerBuilder told Forbes:
“If you choose to share content publicly on social media, make sure it’s working to your advantage.”