According to a recently published Harris Poll, 52 percent of employers use social media to research job candidates. This number is up from 43 percent in 2014 and 39 percent in 2013.
What information are employers looking for?
- 60 percent are looking for information that supports their qualifications for the job.
- 56 percent want to see if the candidate has a professional online persona.
- 37 percent want to see what other people are posting about the candidate.
- 21 percent admit they’re looking for reasons not to hire the candidate.