On social media, job seekers veer between TMI and too little info


Job seekers’ top two mistakes on social media involve variations on the TMI theme, according to a survey of hiring managers by staffing firm OfficeTeam.

Alas, shutting down your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts doesn’t seem a viable option, either. Mistake No. 3? Too little information.

The top three social media mistakes, according to HR managers:

  1. Posting snarky or off-color comments, including jabs at colleagues and employers, and political opinions: 45 percent.
  2. Appearing in risque, R-rated photos: 35 percent.
  3. Going dark by not posting for long periods of time: 17 percent.

Hiring managers’ advice: If you’re looking for a job, stay active on social media, but keep your content polished and professional, and remove the party pics.