Currently more than 90% of companies use social media like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for recruiting, and for checking out applicants. Want to get hired? Be careful to include — and exclude — the right stuff.
According to Jobvite, the recruiting software platform, there are five things to remember in building your online presence:
1-Almost all recruiters (86%) will check your social media profiles.
2-Recruiters and hiring managers do not like to see or read of you consuming alcohol or making references to drugs.
3-Avoid profanity, spelling errors (seriously) and posts of a sexual nature.
4-Do include your membership in professional organizations in your profiles and posts.
5-The best way to find your new position is through a referral. 65% of companies pay for referral hires.