Social Media Usage in Applicant Screening on the Rise

  According to CareerBuilder’s 2016 annual social media recruitment survey, 60 percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates and more than a quarter of employers have found content online that has caused them to reprimand or fire an employee.

This highlights the importance of maintaining a positive online presence. “Tools such as Facebook and Twitter enable employers to get a glimpse of who candidates are outside the confines of a resume or cover letter,” said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer of CareerBuilder. “And with more and more people using social media, it’s not unusual to see the usage for recruitment to grow as well.”

The complete story can be found here: Number of Employers Using Social Media to Screen Candidates Has Increased 500 Percent over the Last Decade

If you would like additional information on social media and your job search, or any other facets of career management, please feel free to schedule an appointment to meet with me by calling the CMC at 979-845-1998.

By Mitch Lederman
Mitch Lederman Sr. Associate Director, Career Development & Coaching