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Social Media Sabotage Part 2: Online Content Affecting Job Opportunities


MAINE - More and more employers are turning to social media to screen out potential employees. Despite the sites being personal pages, employers are using your public content to measure things like responsibility or maturity. In part 2 of a special report we look at how you can clean up your current pages, and how you can post for success from now on.


2 out of 5 companies are using social media to screen job candidates*. A third of those employers say they've found content that led them to pass on a potential hire.


Experts say to get in the habit of posting positive things online like charity walks you take part in or community events you attend. Job-seekers are also encouraged to do a Google search, set privacy settings high, and if necessary hire a professional.


But most importantly, remain vigilant. As the saying goes, "in this world nothing is certain except death and taxes". But today, Ben Franklin might revise that to read: death, taxes, and that nothing you do on the internet is ever private.


To watch part 1 of this special series click here.


*According to a CareerBuilder Study.

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