WHAT NOT TO POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Have you ever considered how a potential employer may see you through your social media pages? In a 2015 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, over 50% of employers admitted to reviewing social media to screen job applicants. This survey revealed that 36% of employers rejected new applicants after:
Although most of what you post on social media may be harmless, one improper post may affect your career. At Shuart and Associates, we want to help you land your dream job! That is why we recommend that you refrain from including any of the following content in your posts:
Caution! There may be a loophole in your privacy settings whenever you link your cell phone number to your social media page. Whenever you “claim” your phone number, you are inadvertently agreeing to be searched on the site via that number. Therefore, if your future employer conducts a search via your confirmed cell phone number, he or she may be able to read your entire feed. To ensure your posts are really “private”, visit your settings on your social media sites periodically. Remember that social media is public. Even if you restrict your social media posts to “private”, once you post, the content is out of your control and potentially can be used against you in the future.