Social Media Content and Job Hiring

Social Media Content and Job Hiring

pexels-cell photo-607812 (4)If you’re looking to land that job you’ve been wanting, the first step before applying is to review your social media content. What you post and how it can be interpreted by a prospective employer matters in the job selection process. Penn State researchers have determined that social media content can readily be used to disqualify job candidates. Three strong content negatives form warning signs. If you are too self-involved, opinionated or appear to use drugs or alcohol you’ve definitely lowered your employment prospects. Penn State does recommend that hiring managers need to be trained on using social media content in the selection process and guidelines should be established by companies that examine the social media content of prospective employees. Potentially discriminatory practices could come out of this practice.