Social media job seekers and hell on earth
Social media can be a real hell on earth. For sure, we have all seen posts we would rather we had not, and of course, there is the holiday, party or silly moment snap we wish had never happened. Here CareerBuilder gives some insight into what that means to job seekers.
In 2016, a report by CareerBuilder revealed that 60% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates, and 59% of hiring managers use search engines to find out information on potential employees. The problem is that most of us think that posting on social media is still just a conversation among friends.
We need to remember that once something is posted on the worldwide web whether it’s on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat — or even in an email or text — it belongs and is visible to the world. That Snapchat you thought would only last 10 seconds could become an image on someone’s phone in one second if they take a screenshot…
Although having social media profiles is a positive thing for both your personal life and from the viewpoint of employers, as it shows you are up to date with the latest technology, the key is not to abuse it and to express yourself responsibly. Read the full story below.