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Top 5 reasons you won't be hired

Last updated on: January 28, 2013 18:33 IST

Top 5 reasons you won't be hired

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Sakshi Sharma, Courtesy TopTalent.in

Despite having everything going for you, why is it that you haven't heard from your prospective employer yet? Perhaps, it's time you reviewed your social media presence. Illustrations by Uttam Ghosh

"A law was recently passed allowing third-party companies to begin compiling social media reports for other companies to use in order to screen potential hires.

With this service becoming available in the near future, it's more important than ever to keep your social media presence as clean as possible as you never know if a future employer is going to find something that makes it believe you are not fit for the job, or the type of employee they are looking for"- says a report by Mindflash.com.

With that in mind, let's find out the ways to prevent our social media image from getting tarnished.

Waiting for a job offer to come your way, but the wait doesn't seem to get over?

You probably did everything you could have done to ensure a response from your dream employer.

Your resume was the perfect example for the blog that you read on the internet which mentioned the steps to make a perfect job application.

Your cover letter was probably one of the few that deserved actual reading by your employer.

But you still stand confused, scratching your head to the extent that it hurts, and thinking where you went wrong?

Let's give you a clue.

Did you ever consider what might be the effect of your FB profile pic, likes and comments on your social media image which is being seriously taken into account by the hi-tech employers before screening the applicant these days?

Discover your unintentional, but preposterous social media mistakes that can cost you your dream job with the help of these five points.

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1. Digital dirt

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Is that your profile pic where you are holding a bottle of alcohol and look completely drunk?

Oh, wait, your indecent caption says it all.

This is most probably not your future employer's idea of a clean image.

Your photos should help in giving the employer a good feeling about your personality.

Application Status: Rejected!



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2. Terrible troll

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You have joined all the social networks popular amongst the job-seekers.

But don't you just love standing out to the extent that you don't think twice before leaving your inappropriate and annoying comments on the very informative and formal blogs, tweets and posts on these networks?

Although you get the attention you crave for with probably numerous re-tweets, likes and bravos, but your future employer just got a clue of what an outrageous person you are.

Application Status: Rejected!




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3. Big mouth

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Didn't you just hate your last job and everything about it?

The one who applied with you for this new job hated it too. But he got the job.

While you were busy making this fact evident by posting insulting content about your previous boss, co-workers and clients on every possible social media, your dream employer was busy throwing your application in the dustbin.

Turns out, you are not trustworthy and mature enough for the job.

Application Status: Rejected!



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4. Copius contacts and comments

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Are you friends with (or following) anyone and everyone, since your aim is to make a world record in having the maximum number of FB friends or followers on Twitter?

Also, are these friends habitually posting filthy and obnoxious comments on your wall?

Are you also aiming for your dream job in the times when the employers have access to your social media profiles and content?

Application Status: Rejected!



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5. Positively negative

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No one wants to hire a person who has the capability of releasing negative vibes.

Do you make it apparent through your comments, description, tweets and posts that you hate life to the extent that your opportunities, awards, education and skills make you look more like a loser than a winner?

Then, it is not expected out of your dream employer to respond positively, is it?

Application Status: Rejected

So, have you cleaned up your social media image lately?

If not, the above listed points must prove to be sufficient enough in order to build an employer friendly online image for yourself.




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