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What Employers Are Looking for When They Google You

An illustration of human outlines and social media icons.

When it comes to job seeking, we’re often advised to be careful about what we put online as a potential employer might see it. While we generally advocate a proactive, positive approach to using social media in your job search (less about “not looking bad” and more about “telling your unique story”), it’s hard not to wonder what employers are looking for when they pop over to your Twitter account.

Recently, web-design company shed some light on this. Looking at research from a variety of sources, they put together the infographic below highlighting trends in how employers use social media to screen potential applicants. Although it doesn’t speak specifically to nonprofit employers, it does give a snapshot of how hiring managers are using social media.

An infographic.

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by Allison Jones

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