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If you’re looking for a job your social media presence is fair game. Today 51 percent of employers are researching potential candidates online. And what they find can have an impact on the hiring decision for better or worse.
It’s no surprise that perceived bad behaviors can hurt your chances of getting a job. But, employers are not just using social media to weed out potential problems but to seek out positive behaviors according to a survey by CareerBuilder.
Favorable content online can mean the difference between being passed over and being hired. Almost a third of respondents (33 percent) said that they’ve found something online that made them more likely to hire a candidate. With 23 percent saying they found content that directly led them to hire a candidate.
So what were the most common reasons why employers hired a candidate based on what they found online? The top ten reasons were:
While responding to the survey, employers also shared some of the strangest things they found on a candidate’s or current employee’s social media profiles, including:
For more details on the survey visit CareerBuilder.