Infographic: Is your Facebook profile hurting your job search?

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Looking for a job should be simple; you spend hours trawling career websites, tweaking your CV, writing cover letters, and brushing up on your interview skills.  But, in an age where Facebook has become such an important part of our lives, could your profile be hindering your job search?

It’s definitely a possibility: 69 percent of employers say they’ve rejected candidates based on their social media activity and, with 77 percent of employers actively using social media to find candidates, having a Facebook profile to be proud of (or at least knowing how to hide the things you don’t want potential employers to see) is becoming even more important.

To help with this, Distilled put together a guide to help job seekers optimise four social media channels, including Facebook. You can check it out below to learn about how you can change your Facebook profile, and not miss out on that all-important new job.


“Don’t inadvertently lose out on your next job. Follow this guide to make sure you look your best on social media. Optimise your profile on the top platforms. (via Michael Page).

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