There is a huge competition among the candidates running for a given job. Recruiters use more and more techniques to check the future employee. How to care for privacy nowadays? Here are the 4 most common mistakes you make on social media.

Everyone should be aware that today's world, CV is not the only trademark of yours. In modern times, everyone must take care of their own image. Personal branding has become a very important element in a recruitment process. Many people have information about their skills and professional experience on the Internet. This is a huge source of knowledge for the future employer. Companies often look for and use profiles on social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. They check the posts and photos that you place on your profile. In 2017, the CareerBudiler website carried out research that showed that over 70% of employers check candidates by social media.

Where do companies usually look for information about you?

The report, which was drafted in 2016, shows that 78% of people start with Likedin. Facebook is in second place with 43%. Twitter (22%) was placed in third place. Then, there is Instagram (8%), YouTube (6%) and Snapchat (3%).

How do recruiters track candidates on social media?

  1. They enter the name and surname of the person who is recruited on Google.

Recruiters after the presented results will search for accounts in social media that a given candidate has.

  1. Check the way the candidate speaks.

Recruiters browse posts and comments to see how you relate to other people and what your opinion on selected topics is.

  1. Check what kind of photos are uploaded

Among other things, this reflects a part of our personality. Unfortunately, some people have pictures of stimulants or exposed body. Many people upload photos at the time of work, for example on instastory. This indicates their lack of commitment or poorly planned working time.

  1. Frequency of posted content

If the recruiters are looking for a person for a job related to social media, they look at the frequency with which they upload their content and what its subject is. If these are posts about various topics uploaded every 30 minutes, it does not bode well.

How to prevent sharing content from social networks with third parties?

The easiest way is to set the privacy. Each portal has a so-called privacy policy. The regulations contained in it allow us to block selected content for users we do not know and for people not logged in to the selected portal. There is a limitation on the visibility of our profile on Facebook.

The most common mistakes made on facebook. How to protect our image?


    1. Profile picture.

The image of a cat, dog or other animal does not reflect our appearance. It is important that your real face can be seen! If an employer sees a man, not a fictitious character, a better picture of the situation will be given.

  1. Information tab: workplace.

If you've worked in a company that has a known brand or a good reputation, show it off. The future employer will pay attention to your experience.

  1. Posts posted.

Watch out what posts you put on your wall. Posts regarding a bad boss or colleagues aren’t the best idea. "Mark the person who is going to buy you a hamburger" does not look like your best business card. Sharing on public groups or commenting on a racist, xenophobic or offending basis is one of the chosen candidate's rejection. It's best to share your interests, for example, upload a photo of the trip that you think was the best in your life or show how much you actually enjoy cycling.


  1. Photos added to your albums and more.

Posting photos where you keep three bottles of wine and a pack of cigarettes are not the greatest idea. Old photos from party that happened 6 years ago, we’d also advise to remove.