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.