Social Media Impact on Job Employment

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Social Media Impact on Job Employment

Are you looking for a job? Do you believe that social media plays an impact on job employment?

According to the survey completed by CareerBuilder, thirty-seven percent of employers are investigating potential employees’ social media profiles. Check out these statistics: sixty-five percent viewed Facebook profiles, sixty-three percent checked LinkedIn profiles and sixteen percent viewed Twitter feeds for potential job candidates. Your social media footprint is an extension of your life and if not used properly can greatly influence an employers decision to hire you over other candidate.

Check out the reasons in this infographic that employers stated they do not hire a candidate after reviewing their social media profiles:

  • Inappropriate photos
  • Sharing information regarding drug-use or drinking
  • Poor communication skills
  • Bad-mouthed previous boss
  • Discriminatory remarks toward gender, race or religion
  • Lied about qualifications
Let’s here from you.  Do you think employers should investigate job prospects’ social media profiles? Should anyone’s social media accounts affect the prospect of them getting hired for a particular job? Do you feel employers are over stepping their boundaries into someone’s personal life or they have a right to know who they are really hiring?

If you are an employer needing some assistance with your pre-employment screenings, contact us via phone, email or our contact form.  At Owens Investigations we know where to look, and what to look for to give you as much information as possible before you make key hiring decisions.

We are not an “instant” pre-employment screening company that provides you stale information that has not been reviewed by a real person. Instead, our trained investigators will personally review all information, and identify possible concerns. Not only can we do a full criminal background investigation, we can review a resume for accuracy, follow-up with past employers, and research someone’s history when necessary. So when you need to make sure you have performed your due diligence for your business decisions, you can turn to us for the help you need.

Karol is the Director of Community Relations and Social Media for Owens Investigations.


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