Facebook Tips to Help or Hurt Your Job Prospects

According to a survey, here are some facts about Facebook that employers say can help or rule out a candidate for a job from Facebook info. These things hurt your chances:


* 50% found a job applicant had posted provocative or inappropriate photos or information.

* 48% said they were turned off by a candidate who posted information about drinking or drug use.

* 24% found information that showed the candidate had lied about qualifications.

* 33% of hiring managers passed over an applicant who badmouthed a previous employer online.

* 28% didn't hire someone because of derogatory comments about gender, etc....

But this type of info can help:

* 50% of hiring managers said they were more likely to hire a candidate whose social network showed a well-rounded person with a wide range of interests

* 46% of managers liked applicants whose posts or pictures showed a creative side.