Many of you have used social networking sites for professional networking, and we know that employers utilize these sites to serve their own purposes, too. A new CareerBuilder survey found that 22 percent of employers are clicking through the Internet looking for information on job candidates, and while many discovered information that caused some applicants to lose their places in the running, it's not all bad news.
About a quarter of those employers who have plugged applicants names into Google actually found information that made them feel more confident about typing up offer letters. Discover which factors positively influenced employers opinions when you read more.
- Candidate’s background supported their qualifications for the job
- Candidate had great communication skills
- Candidate was a good fit for the company’s culture
- Candidate’s site conveyed a professional image
- Candidate had great references posted about them by others
- Candidate showed a wide range of interests
- Candidate received awards and accolades
- Candidate’s profile was creative