Facebook has an increasingly larger impact on landing a new job, and according to reputation company Persona, 57 percent of college students believe their content is not inappropriate.
Persona surveyed 500 college juniors, and seniors in the United States.
While 57 percent believe their content is fine, a prior survey among job recruiters found that 69 percent have rejected potential candidates thanks to posts on Facebook, and other social networks.
55 percent of college students claim to never delete or untag potentially inappropriate photos or posts, and if they do, it is only about once per year.
80 percent feel comfortable or very comfortable with their posts if a recruiter was to take a look, and 57 percent take full advantage of Facebook’s privacy settings.
From CEO and Founder of Persona, Ed Sherman:
Without precautions in place, social media can ruin the job hunt and damage your reputation and credibility. While students can monitor what they post, it is much harder to keep track of some 400 Facebook friends who all have the potential of posting an off-color comment on your wall or a questionable photo of you. The last thing you want to do is raise concerns among recruiters in this competitive job market.
Ed encourages college students to better monitor their Facebook posts, and get a head start on job searching by networking.