by: Finella Kristle Panlilio
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 |
This generation lives most of its life on social media that it’s no surprise that even recruitment managers are growing savvier, thereby making social recruiting a norm. The fierce competition in the labor market has compelled recruiters to engage candidates like a marketer would engage customers. Although traditional recruiting methods have not been completely discarded, the targeting options social media offers have enabled recruiters to find quality hires. According to Jobvite’s 2014 Social Recruiting Survey Results, 93% of hiring managers will review a candidate’s social profile before making a hiring decision. Also, 55% have actually reconsidered a candidate because of what they find, with 61% of those double-takes being negative.
Recruiters take social media profiles very seriously when evaluating candidates, which is why it is important for job hunters to keep clean social media profiles. This, however, does not let existing employees off the hook - a single tweet could ruin your relationship with your boss - or worse, get you fired.
Here are top 10 social media mistakes that could cost you your next - or current - job:
Take the time to review and revise your LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook profiles before recruiters seek you out. Be vigilant: don’t post anything you wouldn't want your employer or potential employer to see. Check your privacy settings, but don’t rely on them because they’re known to change frequently, especially Facebook. And remember that just because your social media posts haven’t hurt you yet, doesn't mean they won’t.