Nearly half of our job hunting and career changing clients believe social media and candidate profiling is not relevant to their job search activities. For the non-believers here are the top reasons why you are not getting the job after you have been “checked out” on social media.
Whether you have social media profiles or not, whether you believe in them or not and whether you like it or not, hiring managers are using social networks and tools to screen job applicants.
This is the case from the early stages when you submit your online application to job sites or companies directly. To the last touch point, when they check you out online before they make the final hiring decision. It’s 2016 and the world loves Dr. Google and mobile apps, especially hiring professionals. This means it is important to carefully manage your online reputation, your virtual image and your existing or non-existing online presence or social media profiles. You are in charge of your own destiny. It’s as simple as Get With It – Or Get Out.
The top reasons why you are not getting the job
after you have been “checked out” on social media
Do job seekers have an online ‘brand’ they need to protect?
The short answer:
Even if you’re not actively building a brand online, you still have one. And if you’re not controlling what prospective employers can see about you online, you’ll only make sure they’re seeing what you don’t want them to see.
According to Brand.com, reviews of current hiring practices have revealed that job seekers have a brand to protect online and that employers now consider this as well as how it can reflect on their business before hiring anyone.
The Bottom Line:
If you want to get the job – have a serious think about your existing or non-existing online presence and your social profiling. I suggest you Get WITH IT and always remember to hunt wisely!