Study finds inappropriate Facebook updates cost jobs

CBS News (USA) is reporting that ill thought out and inappropriate social media updates are costing people jobs.

24 year old Ashley Payne didn’t know that a festive photo of her holding both a pint of beer and a glass of red wine would lead to her losing her high school teaching job.

However, the ill advised use of social media is also denying some applicants job interviews:

According to a new report, turning down young job candidates because of what they post on social media has become commonplace. The report, by On Device Research, states that 1 in 10 people between ages 16 and 34 have been turned down for a new job because of photos or comments on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social networking sites.

Employers googling job candidates is the new normal. Constant self filtering is now required at all times.

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