Have you ever commented on a person’s status on Facebook or sent out a Tweet that was a tad unprofessional? In today’s technological age, your snide comment or inappropriate picture on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media site could cause you to not be hired for a new position, or could potentially harm your current employment. More mature users of social media are more aware of how this can affect them, the main concern are your children or grandchildren, the up and coming high school and college age kids that are not thinking clearly when they post. More and more employers are doing a virtual background check before they hire new employees. What would they find if they did a background check on you?
There is an excellent article from Bloomberg regarding this topic. Click here to read the full article.