Description: The idea that your social media profile is being observed and analyzed by future employers has existed as long as social media itself. However, a recent survey by Eurocom Worldwide has confirmed that nearly 20% of tech industry companies admit to turning down prospective employees because of their social media profiles.
Date: April 23 2012
My husband and I have trained our three daughters on the importance of posting only appropriate information on any type of social media. This includes not posting certain pictures of Saturday night’s party on Facebook and not posting or Tweeting anything when they’re angry or in a bad mood. Now, managing your social media profile has become even more important – a 2012 survey demonstrates that your social media profile could make or break your chances of being hired.
According to the 2012 annual technology market survey conducted by Eurocom Worldwide, “Almost one in five technology industry executives say that a candidate’s social media profile has caused them not to hire that person.” Previous Eurocom Worldwide surveys had found almost 40% of the survey respondents from technology companies review job candidate’s profiles on social media sites. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
1. Why will managing your social media profile be so important moving forward?