Today, 92% of companies use LinkedIn, Facebook and/or Twitter for recruiting, which makes social networking essential when job hunting.

Here’s what you need to know about creating a positive impression to help get you hired, courtesy of Jobvite.

Takeaways:

  • Almost all (86%) recruiters will check your social media profiles
  • Recruiters don’t like seeing you consuming alcohol or making references to drugs
  • Avoid posts of a sexual nature, profanity and spelling errors
  • Recruiters do want to see memberships in professional organisations
  • Best way to get hired is through referrals, 65% of companies pay for referral hires

RELATED: How Employers Use Social Media to Screen Applicants

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