This week On Device Research released a study showing that 8% of 16-34 year olds in the United States believe they have been denied employment because of their Facebook profile. The study showed that the percentage was 16% in China.
While this study has some inherent flaws in it (see note at bottom), it brought up an interesting question that I had not really considered before now:
Can complaining online about a company hurt someone’s job prospects?
Obviously, many employers are googling potential applicants these days. While much has been made of having unprofessional and inappropriate social media profiles, little if any has been mentioned about the possible damage from people’s online histories with brands.
I think it is a potentially dangerous area for people. Read More