The Top Five Social Media Posts That Can Ruin Your Chances of Landing a Job

posted by Scott and Sadie - 

Director James Gunn recently got kicked off the next "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie for offensive tweets he posted years ago.  And according to a new survey, it's pretty common OUTSIDE Hollywood too . . .

 

34% of companies have either fired or disciplined an employee over something they posted on social media.  And it's even more common when it comes to HIRING people.

 

70% of human resource managers said checking people's social media is part of their hiring process.  And 57% have rejected someone because of something they found.  Here are the top five things they find that can ruin your chances at landing a job . . .

 

1.  Inappropriate photos or videos.  40% have ruled someone out because of it.

2.  Posts about drinking or using drugs, 36%.

3.  Bigoted comments about race, gender, or religion, 31%.

4.  Something besides drugs that suggests criminal behavior, 30%.

5.  Something that shows you lied about your qualifications, 27%.

 

Don't play it safe by deleting all your accounts though.  47% of hiring managers said you're less likely to land an interview if they can't find you online.  But thinning out your posts might be a good idea. 12% said they've rejected someone simply because they posted too much and seemed OBSESSED with social media. 

 

(Career Builder)

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