20 per cent IT Bosses Reject Candidates For Facebook Profiles :Technology Market Survey-2012

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It is seen in recent days almost all young generation as well as elders too runs behind the social media or social networking sites.I am not disagree about a few advantages of social media but The worrying news was revealed in the 2012 annual technology market survey conducted by Eurocom Worldwide,the Global PR Network,in association with UK PR agency partner,Six Degrees.The survey report stated that Jobseekers(IT & non IT)may be careful to be far more vigilant over what they reveal on social networking sites,as it could cost them their career.A fifth of IT executives admitted they have rejected applicants because of what they have posted on social media.Here is the topic about 20 per cent IT Bosses Reject Candidates For Facebook Profiles :Technology Market Survey-2012.[Photo credit:Times of India]

20 per cent IT Bosses Reject Candidates For Facebook Profiles :Technology Market Survey-2012
Previous Year Report:-

The annual study has previously found that almost 40 per cent of respondents'companies look at potential employees'profiles on social media sites but this is the first time clear evidence that candidates are being rejected because of them.

IT executives opinions:-
"The 21st-century human is learning that every action leaves an indelible digital trail,"the Daily Mail quoted Mads Christensen,Network Director at Eurocom Worldwide,as saying."In the years ahead,many of us will be challenged by what we are making public in various social forums today."The fact that one in five applicants disqualify themselves from an interview because of content in the social media sphere is a warning to job seekers and a true indicator of the digital reality we now live in,"Christensen said.

This Year Report-2012:-
The survey has revealed that while nearly half of technology executives say that their firms will increase their expenditure on social media in the next 12 months,only 23 per cent say they can accurately measure the impact of the investment.It said that 74 per cent of respondents consider online PR to be important for their company's search engine optimisation, with 37 per cent saying it is very important.
A total of 318 companies replied,with approx. 80 per cent from European countries and 11 per cent from the Americas.The report also found that most popular social media platforms used by technology companies were LinkedIn(74 per cent),Twitter(67 per cent),Facebook(64 per cent)and YouTube(56 per cent),Google+(53 per cent).

Time of the survey:-

The Eurocom Worldwide technology confidence survey was conducted online by member agencies of Eurocom Worldwide during January and February 2012.


Only a few social networking sites have the verification systems.So any one user can update own profile as wants.A lots of users miss use the social media by abusive or other illegal activities.It is almost impossible to control such activities.Some of users mention their company name where those activities indirectly impact on the employer company or organization(s)in social media.

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