Does your social media profile affect your job prospects?

Social Media JobAccording to a survey from On Device Research, one in ten people aged 16 to 34 have been turned down for job opportunities due to something they posted on a social media site.

“If getting a job wasn’t hard enough in this tough economic climate, young people are getting rejected from employment because of their social media profiles and they are not concerned about it,” explained Sarah Quinn, ODR’s marketing manager.

More than 60% of the participants claimed that they aren’t concerned about how social media could affect their prospective job postings. Hence, it will not change how they interact with social networks.

The survey also found that most young people design their social media profiles to appeal to their friends rather than prospective employers.

Source: The Daily Caller

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