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Take care of your Facebooking: 1 in 10 young people losing out jobs

A survey of young people aged 16 to 34 shows the impact their use of social media can have on their careers – but this won’t stop them from using it.

On Device Research questioned more than 17,000 young people in six countries – the UK, the US, Nigeria, India, Brazil and China – on how social media has impacted their careers.

The results of this survey reveal that 1 in 10 people aged 16 to 34 have been rejected for a job because of comments or pictures on an online profile. The figure is highest in China, where 16pc of those aged 16 to 24 and 14pc of those aged 25 to 34 had lost out on a job in this way.

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via 1 in 10 young people losing out on jobs because of pics and comments on social media – Careers – Careers | siliconrepublic.com – Ireland’s Technology News Service.

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