There is a massive competition among the candidates running for a given job. Recruiters use more and more techniques to check the future employee. How to care for privacy nowadays? Here are the four most common mistakes you make on social media.
Everyone should be aware that in today’s world, CV is not the only trademark of yours. In modern times, everyone must take care of their image. Personal branding has become a crucial element in the recruitment process. Social media profiles are a huge source of knowledge for a future employer. Companies often look for social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. They check the posts and photos that you upload on your profile. In 2017, the CareerBudiler website carried out research that showed that over 70% of employers check candidates on social media.
Where do companies usually look for information about you?
The jobvite.com report, which was drafted in 2016, shows that 78% of people start with LinkedIn. Facebook is in second place with 43%. Third place belongs to Twitter (22%). Then, there is Instagram (8%), YouTube (6%) and Snapchat (3%).
Checking the way the candidate express
Recruiters browse posts and comments to see how you relate to other people and what your opinions on selected topics are.
Checking what kind of pictures are uploaded
Photos reflect a part of our personality. Unfortunately, some people have pictures of stimulants or exposed body. Many people upload photos at the time of work, for example, on instastory. That indicates their lack of commitment or poorly planned working time.
Frequency of posted content
If the recruiters are looking for a person for a job related to social media, they will look at the frequency with which they upload their content and what its subject is. If these are posts about various topics uploaded every 30 minutes, it does not bode well.
How to prevent sharing content from social media with third parties?
What to do?
The image of a cat, dog or you when you were ten, does not reflect the way you look now. Make sure to show your face! If an employer sees an adult person, not a fictitious character, it will have a better outcome.
Information tab: the workplace
If you’ve worked in a company that has a known brand or a good reputation, show it off. The future employer will pay attention to your experience.
Watch out what posts you put on your wall. Posts regarding a lousy boss or colleagues aren’t the best idea. “Comment the name of a person who is going to buy you a hamburger” does not look like your best business card. Share your interests! Upload a photo of the trip that you think was the best in your life or show how much you enjoy cycling.
Photos added to your albums
Posting photos where you hold three empty bottles of wine and a pack of cigarettes are not the most excellent idea. And those pictures from the party that happened six years ago? Delete!