Social Media CAN cost you a job, new survey shows


More Employers Finding Reasons Not to Hire Candidates on Social Media, Finds CareerBuilder Survey

Career builderCHICAGO, June 27, 2013 (CareerBuilder.com)–While your social media profile can be a great asset in your job search, a new CareerBuilder study shows it can also end up costing you the job.

More than two in five (43 percent) hiring managers who currently research candidates via social media said they have found information that has caused them not to hire a candidate, up 9 percentage points from last year.

The nationwide survey, which was conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder from February 11 to March 6, 2013, and included more than 2,100 hiring managers and human resource professionals, found that nearly two in five companies (39 percent) use social networking sites to research job candidates, up from 37 percent last year.

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