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By Jonathan London on 19th August 2016
69% of recruiters have rejected a candidate because of something they have seen on their social media.
When recruiting, a face to face interview only does so much in the way of gauging a person’s suitability to the role. Perhaps they know their trade inside out but will they be a good fit within your team?
It can be tricky for hirers to gain this level of personality insight, but a simple Google search before or after an interview can yield favourable…and not so favourable results.
For example, if you are going for a Social Media position it is inevitable that employers are going to audit your online profile to see how you come across in those channels, after all it’s what you’re pitching to them as your strength.
Run simple Google searches for your name using inverted commas like “John Evan Smith” AND “Portsmouth”. This narrows the search results to only show web pages that contain that name and city.
Audit the first 10 pages of results and check Google Images using the same method. Browse your social profiles using Google Chrome’s Incognito mode so you can see what the public sees. Does your Facebook profile photo portray who you are because that is the image that is publicly visible.
If you are about to enter the job market, do an audit of yourself, and do it now!
Recruiters and hiring managers cite these as the top things that put them off about an applicant’s online profile:
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