What Is Your Online Reputation Doing To Your Job Search?
April 12, 2014
Many job seekers mistakenly believe that, because they aren’t on Facebook, or Twitter, their online reputation is spotless. Related: Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
Why Is Your Online Reputation Important Anyway?Reppler, a social media monitoring service designed to help users manage their online image across different social networks, conducted a survey of 300 hiring professionals - 91% of these hiring professionals responded stating that they thoroughly scrutinize an applicant’s online reputation during the hiring process. Here’s what they found…
- Facebook is the most frequently screened social network with LinkedIn coming in second.
- The majority of hiring managers review social profiles before the interview.
- The primary reason a candidate is rejected is because they lied about their qualifications this can become apparent while cross-checking their background.
- The reason given for candidates hired is because they left a positive impression of their personality and organizational fit.