Online Reputation Statistics Every Job Seeker Should Know

The Effect of Online Reputation Statistics on Hiring And Firing

Have you googled yourself lately? Do you know what your online reputation is? According to an article by Forbes, 70% of employees will look at your social media profiles before deciding to hire you. Will they like what they see?

  1. A bad reputation costs a company at least 10% more per hire. (2016)
  2. 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates, up from 11% in 2006. (2017)
  3. Of all recruiters, 95% believe that the job market will remain or become more competitive. If you don’t stand out online, your competition will. (2015)
  4. Seventy-five percent of HR departments are required to search job applicants online. (2010)
  5. Eighty-five percent of U.S. recruiters and HR professionals say that an employee’s online reputation influences their hiring decisions at least to some extent. Nearly half say that a strong online reputation influences their decisions to a great extent. (2010)
  6. Seventy percent of U.S. recruiters and HR professionals have rejected candidates based on information they found online. (2010)
  7. 57% of employers are less likely to interview a candidate they can’t find online (2017)

Do you Need to Clean Up Your Online Presence?

If you think your online reputation is hurting your job search, here are some tips to help clean up your act.

Is Your Personal Online Reputation Hurting Your Job Search?

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