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


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. 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.

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