Majority Of Companies Look At Social Media Before Extending A Job Offer

There’s a good chance we all have something on our social media pages we regret posting, and according to a new survey, those embarrassing posts may come back to haunt you when you’re looking or a job.

According to the survey, the majority of companies say they look at an applicant’s social media before extending an offer. Specifically:

  • 67% say they look at an applicant’s LinkedIn profile.
  • 65% look at Facebook.
  • 29% look at Twitter.
  • In addition,  39% will evaluate a person’s professional blog or website.

On the other hand, companies are also looking at social media pages to recruit for new employees, with 71% saying they’ve hired a job candidate through social media.

  • And while you’d think LinkedIn would be the go-to for that, it’s actually not the most likely place to find applicants.
  • 70% of managers say they recruit through Facebook, while 67% recruit through LinkedIn.
  • As for other sites, 26% use Twitter to recruit, while 20% use YouTube and 12% use Reddit.