Job Seekers: Beware These Social Media Traps


First impressions are everything, but sometimes they creep up on you. As a job candidate, 86% of potential employers will look at your social profiles — even if you don’t explicitly share those links. While Facebook red-cup duty is common practice for job seekers, you might be surprised to know that recruiters think poor spelling looks worse than drinking.

Along with copyediting yourself, data shows you may want to keep Burning Man references under cover, too — 18% of recruiters reacted negatively to the festival.

Column Five Media put together an infographic of tips for using social media to make first impressions — and included a few things every job seeker should avoid. Data is c…
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More About: Facebook, Twitter, job search series, linkedin, trending

via Mashable! http://mashable.com/2012/09/01/social-profiles-job/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29

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