Day: February 9, 2015

Clean Up Your Social Media!

February 9, 2015 Social media is fast becoming an asset to job-seeking business professionals in a variety of ways. Employers are increasingly turning to social media to advertise job openings and seek out qualified applicants, and social media profiles enable business professionals to network. However, an unprofessional social media profile can result in a worker being fired or a job applicant being rejected. A recent survey showed that 45 percent of employers research job applicants online, including looking at social media profiles. According to the employers surveyed, the top three reasons for looking at applicants’ social media profiles was to gauge their level of professionalism in social situations, assess whether or not the applicant fit into the company culture and to evaluate the applicant’s qualifications. One in three of those employers reported disqualifying a job applicant solely based on negative content that was found on that applicant’s social media profile. Whether job seekers like it or not, social media can and does say a lot about a person both professionally and personally. So, just as …