Social media costs candidates their jobs, report says

This year, more hiring managers are not hiring job applicants because of inappropriate content on the applicants’ social media profiles. Here’s what will get your résumé tossed.

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Or that time when you drunkenly tweeted from the bar, or complained about your boss on a friend’s wall?

Be honest: You’ve been in—or almost been in—situations like these before.

While your friends may have thought your trip looked awesome or your boss was terrible, do you think potential employers thought so, too?

A recent study by Harris Interactive and CareerBuilder found that 43 percent of hiring managers who research candidates via social media say they’ve found information that caused them not to hire someone. This number is up 9 percentage points from last year.

The amount of employers who research candidates via social media is also up this year. Thirty-nine percent of hiring managers say they use social media to vet applicants, compared with 37 percent last year.

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