Infographic: How companies are using social media to hire and fire

Social Screening: How Companies are using social media to hire and fire

In 2009, 45 percent of employers were using social media to screen applicants, according to a CareerBuilder survey. That number has likely increased since.

An interesting infographic in The Atlantic describes what employers find objectionable about a potential hire’s use of social media:

    Content about using drugs or drinking alcohol.
    Bad-mouthing previous employers or co-workers.
    Evidence of poor communication skills.

Along with aspects employers liked to see:

    Offers a good feel for the candidate’s personality.
    Shows evidence of creativity.
    Exhibited solid communication skills.
    Discovered good references about the candidate from others.

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