Recruiters are Using Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter to Check You Out..

By Wayne Denner

Online Reputation Really Does Matter for today’s jobseeker. But don’t take it from me, here’s what Jobvite’s 2014 Social Recruiting Survey found:

• 93% of hiring managers review their candidates social networking profile
• Recruiters rate referrals as the highest scoring and fastest way to screen candidates.
• Recruiters use Linkedin at application stage and Facebook and Twitter at interview stage.
• 83% of Recruiters are turned off by posts on drug use, 70% by ‘sexual posts’ and 44% by alcohol related posts.

Once again this reinforces the message that ‘ONLINE REPUTATION MATTERS’.

Every week a new social media network or app pops up.

In the last few weeks we’ve seen Ello – Facebook’s so called rival, gaining traction, with many users trying to get an invite to check out the latest fandangled platform to hit the world wide web. But the hype of many of these new platforms is short lived – with many of us defaulting back to the Old Faithful’s who have been around for years now (Sorry Bebo Fans, not you ☺). Either way, it’s the Big 3 recruitment managers go to for background -Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter. So keep these clean and full of positive content.
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