Your Smudged Digital Footprint
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Nancy Willard shared this piece of information earlier today:
SURVEY: JOB SEEKERS REJECTED
Ever wondered if having a digital footprint at all would negatively impact your job chances? I have. Often, it's the question of whether you're online at all...it's the proclivity one displays in having a digital footprint that is negative, rather than what you put online. Of course, that's not a survey finding, just a personal suspicion of mind not validated by data out there (I haven't looked too hard). But what do you think?
Would having a "good" digital footprint help you get a job? Fortunately, that question is answered by this study:
Positive online reputations matter. Among U.S. recruiters and HR professionals surveyed, 85% say that positive online reputation influences their hiring decisions at least to some extent. Nearly half say that a strong online reputation influences their decisions to a great extent.
At a recent training on how to hire the right people, the presenter was quick to point out that online presence should NOT be used for hiring people. It just presented too many issues and problems. As we move online, it seems only natural that people post content online that will positively enhance their "digital footprint."
What are your thoughts? Should employers use your digital footprint to judge whether you should even be interviewed?
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