- 1 How could social media have a negative impact when seeking employment?
- 2 How social media can hurt your job search?
- 3 How can social media affect the hiring process?
- 4 Can social media stop you from getting a job?
- 5 Can an employer look at your social media?
- 6 How can social media affect you professionally?
- 7 What are the negative effects of social media?
- 8 What are the benefits of social media in the job search?
- 9 Why employers should check social media?
- 10 How do digital and social media affect the selection process?
- 11 Is no social media a red flag?
- 12 What percentage of employers check social media?
- 13 What can stop you getting a job?
Some employers even screen out candidates after they check the applicants’ social networks. Posted negative comments about your previous employer or co-workers – 36% Demonstrated poor communication skills – 32% Posted discriminatory comments related to race, religion, gender etc.
Presenting a Negative or Provocative Image of Yourself Another way social media can hurt your job search is when you create a negative image of yourself online. 51% of hiring managers admit that they’re checking social networks to see if the candidate will be a good fit with the company culture.
Using social media outlets to recruit candidates provides many benefits: Promotes Your Brand: Featuring content on your company’ssocial media sites that demonstrates why your company is a greatplace to workand showcases company culture can help build your company brand and attract employees that are a good fit.
A recent survey confirms this: a whopping 70 percent of U.S. business managers say they decided not to hire a job candidate based upon something found out about her online. Some people feel that innocent pictures at parties are acceptable won’t offend potential employers.
It’s completely legal for employers to check public social media platforms, but checking anything beyond public accounts is a gray area. Since it’s legal for employers to check public social media accounts, consider making personal accounts private.
Your profile on social media can have a major impact on your job opportunities. When using social recruiting, employers usually look at the candidates’ online behavior, information that supports the job qualifications, how the candidate interacts with other users and what other users are saying about the candidate.
However, social media use can also negatively affect teens, distracting them, disrupting their sleep, and exposing them to bullying, rumor spreading, unrealistic views of other people’s lives and peer pressure. The risks might be related to how much social media teens use.
Why Use Social Media in Your Job Search?
- Helps you build your personal brand.
- Lets you network and connect in ways you can’t in person.
- Makes you “more visible” to hiring managers and recruiters that mine social media for prospective candidates—even when you aren’t actively searching for a job.
Protect yourself. Social media screening is essentially tapping into a job candidate’s private life. It can reveal information about protected characteristics like age, race, nationality, disabilities, gender, religion, etc. and that could bias your hiring decision.
Putting up a job on social media can increase candidate applications by 30% to 50%, according to a white paper by iCIMS. Recruiters look for a candidate’s online presence and professional networks to get a better understanding of the person.
No, absolutely not. They may simply be disinterested in anything to do with social media out of misconception or lack the desire to keep track of anyone online. It doesn’t reflect who they are at all. There are far better reflections of RED FLAGS than whether they participate in social networking.
According to a survey by CareerBuilder, a full 70 percent of employers “use social media to screen candidates before hiring.”
What can stop you getting a job?
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- Your social media presence is unproffesional. If you’re being interviewed for a job, chances are someone in human resources (HR) will do an online search for you.
- You have no social media presence at all.
- You stretch the truth.
- You fail the politeness check.
- Be thorough.