Limiting Your Job Prospects

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Dec 12, 2010 in , , | No Comments

Here are the top seven reasons why candidates did not get the job based on public sites…

Thirty-five percent of employers say they’ve found content on social networking sites that caused them not to hire the candidate, says a CareerBuilder survey. The top transgressions cited by those employers were candidates who:

Posted provocative or inappropriate photos or information: 53%
Posted content about them drinking or using drugs: 44%
Bad-mouthed their previous employer, co-workers or clients: 35%
Showed poor communication skills: 29%
Made discriminatory comments: 26%
Lied about qualifications: 24%
Shared confidential information from previous employer: 20%

What is on your Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn, pages? What have you posted on other pages? Are you pictured or named on a friends page? Do you blog? Public information is there for all to see…even potential employers. It’s public domain–that means they have the right to view what you place online.

Please be discriminating about what you put out in cyberspace.