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Why didn’t you get the offer? Could be Facebook

A recent survey by CareerBuilder found that 45% of hiring managers had checked the profiles of candidates on one or more social networking sites during the hiring process. Of those that had, 35% reported using the information they found as a reason NOT to hire a candidate. Of those, the reasons most often cited for not offering a position:

  • Candidate posted provocative or inappropriate photographs or information – 53 percent
  • Candidate posted content about them drinking or using drugs – 44 percent
  • Candidate bad-mouthed their previous employer, co-workers or clients – 35 percent
  • Candidate showed poor communication skills – 29 percent
  • Candidate made discriminatory comments – 26 percent
  • Candidate lied about qualifications – 24 percent
  • Candidate shared confidential information from previous employer – 20 percent

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