Squeaky-Clean Social Media Profiles May Hurt Your Employment Chances

According to a recent study, 37% of firms across industries browse social media profiles to evaluate character and personality. Until recently, the accepted advice was to make sure online profiles are edited to create a totally professional online presence. The problem with this is that employers are also looking for a candidate’s personality to shine through on social media pages. If it doesn’t, employers are more likely to shuffle the resume to the bottom of the stack. The solution is to adopt a “Public Private” tone online. This means that it’s okay to share personal photos and stories, but keep embarrassing or negative stories, pictures, and posts out of the spotlight.

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