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%