What job seekers should—and should not—share on social media

Maybe it’s not your subpar credentials keeping you from landing a job. Maybe it’s your social media activity.

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However, I not only have a job, but a job in which my boss supports my everyday freedom from slacks—ah, the perks of working from home—as well as my right to espouse that freedom in social media posts. But for any of you shopping your résumé around HR departments, be aware that recruiters will likely check your social media activity.

An infographic flowchart from OnlineClasses.org tells us that 79 percent of recruiters say they look at applicants’ online presence prior to making a job offer, while 70 percent have actually rejected candidates based on what they saw.

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