Following up on the recent news, suggesting many recruiters use search engines to pre-screen job candidates, business social network Viadeo reports 20% of employers find information about candidates online and 59% are influenced by what they find.
As we pointed out, sharing your drunken exploits on MySpace, could come back to haunt you.
Examples of online information that has been shown to create negative information include MySpace pages that reveal excessive drinking or disrespect for work. One survey respondent said his company rejected a candidate based on activities found online that “did not fit ethically” into the organization.
However, it’s not all bad news. Having a good online presence can actually do a lot to help you get a job.