Prospective employers do judge you by your social media profiles.
9 out of 10 hiring managers are looking at your social media profiles before making a hiring decision, according to recent studies. More than half of those surveyed said they’ve reconsidered hiring a candidate based on what they found online.
That should both frighten you and give you hope.
As a jobseeker, it’s important to consider what a prospective employer will learn about you online. Social media profiles aren’t just used to “rule out” candidates — your online presence can also improve your chances of getting the job, by providing examples of your work ethic, spotlighting mutual connections, and identifying cultural fit.
So look at it as a positive and make sure to populate your various social media accounts with interesting and appropriate tidbits. It is one more avenue you have to reach the interview.
Needless to say, your online social media profiles can positively or negatively impact your job search. I created this simple, free, 5 day, email mini-course to help you evaluate whether your online accounts are helping or hurting your chances of employment.
No pushy sales copy, just honest-to-goodness help evaluating where you stand in terms of your online presence as it pertains to job seeking. Interested?
Have a question? No problem, You can contact me directly at my business address, Steve@stevepbrady.me .
Best of luck on the job hunt!