Your resume might make you a recruiter’s dream candidate, but are your social media channels promoting a nightmare?
When recruiters are looking at potential candidates, they don’t necessarily stop at their resume. They may also search for the candidate on Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and more. In other words, that recruiter could be viewing your latest selfie or status update right now – so think twice about what you post.
Two in five employers use social media to pre-screen applicants, according to a Forbes.com article based on a CareerBuilder survey of 2,303 HR professionals. Two-thirds (65%) do so to gauge a candidate’s professionalism, 51% to see if the candidate is a good fit for the company culture and 45% want to learn more about their qualifications. Some cited “to see if the candidate is well-rounded” and “to look for reasons not to hire the candidate,” as their motives.