- Rachel Bitte
You’ve got to be careful about what you put online.
Plenty of people have logged onto Facebook the morning after a wild night to find themselves tagged in a slew of photos featuring some questionable poses and lots of red solo cups.
It’s best to immediately un-tag yourself from such photos, especially if you’re looking for a job.
In fact, on the social media front, certain behaviors are almost guaranteed to irritate recruiters.
Jobvite’s 2016 survey of 1,600 recruiters and HR professional found that 72% of respondents had a negative reaction to typos. Other social media sins include sharing photos of marijuana use (which 71% of respondents couldn’t stand), oversharing in general (60% of respondents weren’t fans), and posting pics of alcohol use (which ticked off 47% of respondents).
“Literally recruiters are saying, if you have typos or grammatical errors on your Twitter feed or on your Facebook page or on your LinkedIn, they judge you more negatively,” Bitte said.
So it pays to run spellcheck, keep some things to yourself, and delete some of those pictures from your crazy college days.
If you don’t, those snaps could seriously come back to haunt you.
“Guess what, recruiters are going to look,” Bitte told Business Insider.