Is Your LinkedIn Profile Working For You?

It’s no secret that social media could damage your chances of getting that job you’ve been chasing.

In fact, a study by JobVite revealed that 93% of recruiters admitted to checking out the social media profiles of candidates (including a candidates LinkedIn profile, Facebook page or Twitter). A whopping 61% claimed to have found posts that negatively influenced their opinion of the candidate in question.

Everyone (we hope) knows not to post anything they’re not comfortable with sharing with the world. However, the things that recruiters picked up which influenced their opinions on included bad spelling and grammar, proving that job candidates need to be even more careful than ever with what they post online.

For more alarming facts and figures about social media and its impact on job searches, read on.


(updated 2019)

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