91% of hiring managers screen job applicants on social media and 69% have rejected an applicant because of the findings. Those stats got me wondering — what exactly are job seekers posting that makes them so unhireable? So I did a quick Twitter search. The results left me dumbfounded. Take this Tweet, for example:
Some job seekers have zero sense when it comes to their public remarks on Twitter (more proof to follow). Hiring managers don’t want to hear that you’re unprepared, unconfident, or completely unaware what the position you’re applying to entails. And they certainly don’t want to hear that you’d fail your drug test or to see that you’re making bigoted remarks about the boss.
Have a read through these, then ask yourself if you’ve made similar statements online. If the answer is “Yes,” then it’s time for you to purge your social networks and then re-build them to help your job search.
How do you feel about hiring managers using social networks to screen job applicants? And what’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve seen a job seeker tweet or post to Facebook?