Oh look! It’s that time of year where we have to remind everyone once again that what you publicly share on social networks can turn around and bite you in the butt.
This PSA comes courtesy of CNET and On Device Research which suggests that, on average, 1 in 10 people between the age of 16 and 34 have been rejected for a job because of something posted to Facebook, Twitter et al.
What is somewhat mind blowing is that around 30% of them are worried that their current social media activities could hurt their future job prospects. Really? Well, how about stopping said activities and clean up your online reputation?
[highlight color=”yellow”]Of course, they could just leave it be and hope my prediction comes true.[/highlight]
What prediction is that?
I’ve speculated before that as more and more embarrassing photos make their way on to social media profiles, employers will be de-sensitized to them. This could especially happen in the next 10 years or so–when those entering the workforce now start reaching management levels. At that point, there will be more empathy. 😉