7 Social Media Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Job Hunt ...

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Even though using social media the right way can hook you up with the right people at the right time, if used improperly, social media can be a real job-killer.

It can be the ultimate deal-breaker in a matter of seconds and it can seriously hurt your career.

Nowadays, a lot of employers are checking out the social media profiles of their applicants to weed out the undesirable candidates.2

There are even surveys that say that approximately 70 percent of U.S.

business managers say that they decided not to hire a job candidate based on the information they found about them online.

That’s why it’s important to keep your virtual self virtuous, so you can enjoy the benefits social media can bring to your career.

Here are 7 social media mistakes that could hurt your job hunt:

1. Complaining about Your Job or Boss

One of the biggest social media mistakes that can really hurt your job search is posting different complaints about your old job or your old (or even actual) boss on your page.

Even if that post is safe from your boss, one of your colleagues could forward it to them and you may end up losing your job.

Also, if a potential employer sees that you badmouthed your former job or boss, they may decide not to hire you since they might think that you will do this in the future too.

2. Posting Tasteless Comments

Any comment meant to offend a group or an individual might cost you your job.

There are a lot of companies that don’t approve of that sort of behavior, so try not to post offensive comments even if you find them amusing;

your boss might think otherwise.

3. Mocking Your Customers

Just like complaining about your boss on social media can have a negative impact on your career, mocking your customers can also hurt your job hunt.

Complaining about customers will only put the company you work for in a bad light, so try to avoid doing that, especially if you are looking for a new and better paying job.

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