43% of employers reject candidates due to social media posts, finds CareerBuilder

26 Jun 2013
While much has been said about the need for job candidates to hone their social-media skills, showcase their talent on social networks, and connect with social friends who have connections to employers, the latest CareerBuilder resurfaces a caution - your social media posts might lose you that job. In the Harris nationwide survey of more than 2,000 employers, 43 percent of hiring managers said tha

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Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.