6 Social Media Mistakes That Are Costing You a Job

6 Social Media Mistakes That Are Costing You a Job

Earlier today we looked a new study from Jobvite, which found that 73 percent of recruiters plan to increase their investment in social media.

The survey also revealed another interesting tidbit: 93 percent of recruiters review a candidate’s social media accounts being a hiring decision, with 61 percent reconsidering an applicant because of something negative on their profile.

So what puts potential employers off? Jobvite identified six social media no-nos that might be costing you a job, with references to illegal drugs on your Twitter or Facebook profiles being the single worst thing that you can do.

1. Illegal drug references (83 percent cited as negative)
2. Sexual posts (70 percent)
3. Bad spelling/grammar (66 percent)
4. Profanity (63 percent)
5. Guns (51 percent)
6. Alcohol (44 percent)

6 Social Media Mistakes That Are Costing You a Job

(Source: Jobvite.)