In today’s employment market, social media plays a very important and sometimes dangerous (risky) role.
It is imperative for job seekers to really take a good look at their online images and how they portray themselves to potential employers. Recruiters and hiring managers tell Career Services that some of the reasons why candidates do not get selected for an interview with the company – even though they were highly qualified – was that they had “Googled” the candidate and found questionable pictures and words on their wide-open Facebook page or Twitter Account.
Many candidates will never know that the reason they may have been looked over for a position or a promotion was due to something they had posted or a picture that is online for everyone to see. Some simple words of advice: Clean up your online image!