When employers are looking to fill in an open position they go through a wide range checks of including resumes, references, and even personal social media accounts. 

Surprisingly, studies have shown that over 60% of employers look at social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. This makes it even more important for job seekers to make sure their social media accounts help them in their job search rather than hurt them.

Common spelling mistakes in your statuses can be a huge red flag for many potential employers and having inappropriate content will scare them off even more.  

Many people already use LinkedIn to help represent them appropriately in their job search, but do not think to tweet about relevant business topics. Joining in on Facebook conversations relevant to their industry can also that can showcase their knowledge and talent.

Take a look at the infographic below to see exactly how social media accounts can help and hurt a job seeker. 

 

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Cindy Madden is Communications Manager at Stevenson University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies . Madden utilizes many methods to illustrate the value of Stevenson University’s adult bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Her skills emphasize the importance of working adults successfully completing their bachelor’s or earning their master’s degrees to advance or change their careers.

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