How Facebook could cost you a job

Prospective employers "dislike" what they find online about job candidates.
Oct 07, 2010
By staff

Tell the truth: Has an online post or tweet come back to bite you—or someone you know—professionally? Click here to answer our survey.

Why do we ask? Forget fretting over friend requests—what you post on social networks could get your job application rejected. A survey of more than 1,100 human resource professionals by Cross-Tab found that 70 percent of recruiters have rejected a candidate for employment simply based on text, photos, or videos they discovered about that person online. Think about that the next time you Tweet or upload photos from a bachelorette party.

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