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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By now, we’ve all heard about how employers scope out the Tweets and Facebook profiles of job seekers to winnow down the field of applicants. But job seekers may be surprised to hear just how many recruiters now use social media throughout the hiring process. Perhaps more surprising still, most recruiters are apparently checking for … Continue reading »
Among those who have recently lost a job, social networksin general and online ones in particular may be useful to cope with stress and find new employment write Moira Burke and Robert Kraut in Using Facebook after Losing a Job: Differential Benefits of Strong and Weak Ties on thoughtcrumbs.com. (Adapted choosen excerpts by JMM to follow) The study focuses on …Continue reading »
Could you imagine a job interview during which your interviewer asks you for your Facebook password? Well folks, it’s happening and you should know what to do when it happens to you. Let’s go over some things you can do to protect yourself on a job interview. Don’t forget: You have the right to a … Continue reading »
Daily Mail – Setting high privacy controls and de-tagging yourself in photos may not be enough to keep potential employers from having concerns about your social media self. Rather than trying to get around the pesky password protections of Facebook and email accounts, certain government agencies and colleges are cutting straight to the source. Some … Continue reading »
Reblogged from Airman & Family Readiness Center: It can take as little as 10 minutes for someone to go through your Facebook profile and predict how you’ll perform in the workplace. In a new study to be published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, researchers asked a university professor and two students to spend … Continue reading »