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Yes, employers are reading your Facebook posts

As many as 60% of employers say they use social media to research job candidates, according to a survey by CareerBuilder. That percentage goes up depending on the job sector: IT: 76%Sales: 65%Financial services: 61% What do they consider grounds for passing on an applicant?

As many as 60% of employers say they use social media to research job candidates, according to a survey by CareerBuilderThat percentage goes up depending on the job sector:

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IT: 76%
Sales: 65%
Financial services: 61%

What do they consider grounds for passing on an applicant?

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About the author

Lydia Dishman is a reporter writing about the intersection of tech, leadership, and innovation. She is a regular contributor to Fast Company and has written for CBS Moneywatch, Fortune, The Guardian, Popular Science, and the New York Times, among others.

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