Monthly Archives: September 2017

Job Search Blunders on Social Media

Do you use social media? If so, you’re in good company… just under 40 million people in the UK are forecast to be on social media by the end of this year. Wow! That’s 60% of the population! Social media makes it easy – and tempting – to post updates about what we’re doing at any given time. But how does this affect your job search? Liz Felstead of local Stevenage recruitment agency Essential Results explains: “More and more employers look at candidates’ social media profiles during the recruitment process. It’s vital to check your profile through the eyes of a potential employer before you submit your job application.” In fact, 84% of managers recruit via social media, and 43% of employers screen job candidates through social networks and search engines. (Society for Human Resource Management.) Stevenage recruitment expert Liz adds: “There are lots of positive characteristics that come across from social media profiles, such as being people-orientated, charity-minded or physically active, for example. You…

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