34% of companies have either fired or disciplined an employee over something they posted on social media. And it’s even more common when it comes to HIRING people.
70% of human resource managers said checking people’s social media is part of their hiring process. And 57% have rejected someone because of something they found. Here are the top five things they find that can ruin your chances at landing a job . . .
1. Inappropriate photos or videos. 40% have ruled someone out because of it.
2. Posts about drinking or using drugs, 36%.
3. Bigoted comments about race, gender, or religion, 31%.
4. Something besides drugs that suggests criminal behavior, 30%.
5. Something that shows you lied about your qualifications, 27%.
Don’t play it safe by deleting all your accounts though. 47% of hiring managers said you’re less likely to land an interview if they can’t find you online. But thinning out your posts might be a good idea. 12% said they’ve rejected someone simply because they posted too much and seemed OBSESSED with social media.