Some Info Can Kill Your Chances Of Getting Hired

A survey of hiring managers found that more than half of employers who research potential employees on social media have found content that led them to not hire the candidate. Some of the most common reasons companies found to pass on a candidate included:

• The job-seeker posted provocative or inappropriate information or pictures (46 percent)

• The candidate published information about their excessive drinking or drug-taking (41 percent)

• The potential employee made derogatory comments about their previous place of work or a fellow employee (36 percent)

• Candidates displayed poor communication skills (32 percent)

• Job-seekers made discriminatory comments regarding, race, gender, religion and other sensitive issues (28 percent)

• Applicants lied about their job qualifications (25 percent)