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Love it or loathe it the job market is now online. Also, social media has become an indispensable part of the recruiting process.

Over three-quarters of employers use social media to find potential candidates, and nearly one-quarter use social media to screen potential candidates.

So if you want to maximise your chances of landing that perfect job placement, your social media presence is essential. Having a well structured social media character is essential at expanding your overall online profile.

Be aware that you need to keep your social media presence in line with your potential employer's ethical standards.

Nearly three-quarters of employers have rejected potential candidates because their social media activity is inappropriate or inaccurate.

Pie chart showing reasons for rejection in job applications

Chart showing employers preferences for social media during empoyee screening

If you want to explore this topic further and find out how you can improve your online social media profile, click here to read a follow-up article on the subject.

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