FOSTER CITY, CA--September 13, 2009--Only 37 percent of job-hunting college graduates have changed their social network content or profiles on sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, according to a recent CollegeGrad.com survey. As more employers turn to online resources for not only recruitment but background checks as well, it's critical for job seekers to be mindful of how they are presenting themselves online.
"If your social networking profile makes you look like an employment risk, you can lose a job before you even get your foot in the door," says CollegeGrad.com Director of Marketing and PR Adeola Ogunwole. Potential employers are increasingly checking out applicants on social networking sites. If yours contains embarrassing photos, detailed descriptions of alcohol or drug use or illegal activities, or criticism of current or former bosses and coworkers, it could cost you a job.
"The good news," says Ogunwole, "is that people with positive online images have found jobs on social networking sites, too." Clean up your online image by following these three steps:
CollegeGrad.com ran a poll on their home page asking recent graduates, "Have you changed your content at MySpace or Facebook because of your job search?" Respondents answered:
CollegeGrad.com is the #1 entry level job site on the Internet and is the leader in the field of entry level job search. CollegeGrad.com regularly conducts surveys and polls on topics related to entry level job search, and has been listing the Top 25 Entry Level Cities quarterly since 2006.
Adeola Ogunwole, Director of Marketing and PR, 1-877-872-3705 or contact us online.
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