Social Media and it’s role when looking for a job.

From making connections, to finding company information, or spotting new job openings before they’re advertised, there’s no doubt that social media now plays an integral role in the job search.

But even if you aren’t actively using it to further your career, it could still indirectly help or hinder your chances of being hired.

According to a CareerBuilder survey, 43% of hiring managers now use social media to screen potential candidates. Some of the things they look for include the candidate’s professional image, their qualifications, and, unfortunately, even reasons not to hire them.

So be careful when updating your social media and always remember if it’s out there someone, including potential recruiters will see it and use it.

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