- July 30, 2020
- Posted by: user
- Category: Uncategorized
Surveys have shown that when employers view candidate social media profiles:
- 83% of employers are turned off by references about using illegal drugs.
- 71% are turned off by posts of a sexual nature.
- 65% are turned off by use of bad language.
- 61% are turned off by bad spelling or grammar.
- 51% are turned off by references to guns
- 47% are turned off by photos of consuming alcohol.
Displaying poor grammar & spelling online appears to be more detrimental to your prospects than guns or alcohol.
Other things that employers could be put off by:
- Negative comments about previous employers or colleagues.
- Inappropriate comments or photos.
- Qualifications or experience that does not match your CV.
Things that are positive:
- Creative posts.
- Good comments by others.
- Awards & accolades.
- Positive posts & comments about their colleagues, bosses, & workplaces.
- Posts on industry knowledge or professional experience.
- Qualifications & evidence of work.
- Sharing of industry related news.