Hiring procedures have dramatically changed over the past couple of years. With the emergence of social media new tools for “employee screening” became available and are in heavy use by corporations all over the country. All known job posting boards on the Internet are recommending to “watch your online presence”. Don’t post anything that might tick anyone off, is the common advice.
While it was, and still is, good advice to think before speaking, what exactly can anyone post in social media these days? Is leaving a comment about the President’s latest budget cutting ideas already a problem? The HR guy or the hiring manager might not share the opinion and might lean to the other extreme of the topic. Is publishing that someone had 10 beers during the last birthday party already minimizing chances for a job? Continue reading