If you posted incriminating photos from your weekend in Vegas and you think those photos are going to stay in Vegas, think again. In fact, before you push the "share/tweet/post/shout/send" button, think about the implications it might have on your career. A survey released last week by Eurocom Worldwide stated that one in five tech candidates are rejected from prospective positions based on a social media post. And that's just in the technology field!
According to Worldcom's findings, nearly 40% of companies responding to the survey said they vet a potential prospect's social media channels. "The 21st century human is learning that every action leaves an indelible digital train," said Mads Christensen, Network Director for Eurocom Worldwide. "Applicants disqualify themselves from an interview because of content from the social media sphere."
We've preached this all along - think before you share. Just because you have a "smart phone" doesn't mean it's a smart idea to share everything. So much for 'references available upon request', right?