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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Job Candidates Beware - Hiring Managers Are Checking You Out

The Employer Handbook blog posted a great story on employer use of social media in screening and hiring decisions.  According to the article, a recent study by found that the number of hiring managers who are reporting that a job candidate's social media indiscretions have cost them a position is up nearly 10%.   The study suggested that hiring managers use social media to get a glimpse at the candidate’s behavior and personality outside of the interview, and are most interested in professional presentation and how the candidate would fit with the company culture.

As I have reported on this blog before, the negative effect of "oversharing" on social media cannot be overstated.  Think before you post.  You might also "Google" yourself on a regular basis to find out what the internet is saying about you.

You can read the full blog post here:  The six social media faux pas that may cost you that big job

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