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Survey Says: Ten Things On Social Media That Can Cost You a Job

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According to a new survey, here are ten things that could prevent you from getting that job you applied for.

According to PR Newswire, Career Builder has conducted a survey and found 43% of employers now check social media on all their job candidates.  So the things you post on Facebook or Twitter could cost you a job.

Here are ten things that could get you rejected from that new job you applied for:

  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.

Best thing to do if applying for a job you really want is to disable your Facebook and Twitter accounts until the day you start that new job.



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