A survey by CareerBuilder reveals that 49% of employers research job candidates on social media. Read on for other findings.

30% of employers have found social media content that caused them not to hire a candidate.

27% of employers have found social media content that caused them to think twice about hiring a candidate.

Top Reasons Employers Did Not Hire Candidate After Looking At Social Media

  • job candidate posted information about them drinking or using drugs (35%)
  • job candidate posted provocative or inappropriate photographs or information (32%);
  • job candidate bad-mouthed their previous company or fellow employee (28%)
  • job candidate lied about qualifications (25%);
  • job candidate was linked to criminal behavior (23%)
  • job candidate’s screen name was unprofessional (22%)

Things NOT to do on your Facebook page:

  1. No profanity or NSFW content
  2. Use bad grammar
  3. Post pictures of yourself drunk or out of control
  4. Political Rants

Remember, people actually see what you post. It could come back and really hurt you in the future.