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.