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Social Media’s Impact on Hiring Decisions

July 24, 2014

Employers increasingly look to a candidate’s social media activity to develop a better sense of the candidate’s professionalism and judgment.  Unfortunately, these nontraditional reviews sometimes result in negative hiring decisions.  Job applicants should be vigilant in ensuring that all of their social media accounts project an image of professionalism and good judgment and should remove any posts that may cause a prospective employer to think twice about making a job offer.