Ten Things on Social Media That Can Cost You a Job
According to a new survey from Career Builder, 43% of employers now check social media like Facebook and Twitter before they decide to hire you. Here are the ten things that are most likely to get you rejected.
Most of them are pretty obvious, but a reminder doesn't hurt. (For actual examples, check out this story.)
1. Inappropriate photos, or anything else provocative.
2. Posts about drinking or doing drugs.
3. Negative comments about a former boss or co-worker.
4. Anything that shows you have poor communication skills. Which could mean posts where you argue with people and are rude, or just lousy grammar and spelling . . . which pretty much includes ALL social media.
5. Any comments that discriminate against race, gender, or religion.
6. Anything that shows you lied on your resume.
7. Anything you posted about a previous employer that should have been confidential.
8. Anything that links you to criminal behavior.
9. Having an unprofessional username.
10. Anything that shows you've lied to get a sick day. (PR Newswire)
Seven Ridiculous Things Employers Have Discovered About Job Candidates on Social Media
You should have figured it out by now, but companies Google you when you apply for jobs these days. Check out the seven craziest things employers have found out about job candidates on Facebook and Twitter.
1. Someone applying for a job had links to an ESCORT SERVICE on their profile.
2. A job candidate posted a photo of a warrant for his ARREST.
3. A guy posted about how he sued his wife for shooting him in the HEAD.
4. A post about how a job candidate's closest friend was a PIG. As in, an ACTUAL pig.
5. A post where they bragged about driving drunk and getting away with it.
6. A post about how they were actively involved in a demonic CULT.
7. Photos of BIGFOOT that the guy applying for the job said HE had taken.