The Reality of Job Searching: Facts That Will Surprise You

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After doing some research, we put together a list of some of the most interesting and important facts we came across about the job searching process. This insight in particular is important because it teaches us some of the dos and don’ts that we may not even be aware of.

Here’s the fact of the matter – many of us (especially millennials) tend to disregard that our social media accounts do indeed play a factor in not only our image, but if we get a job or not. 79% of employers will look you up online and it will affect their decisions. Actually, 70% of employers have said they have turned down applicants because of their social media accounts. Unless you’re keeping  it private, it’s important to monitor exactly what it is you’re posting – and we mean this intensely. In the job searching process, it’s all about appearing, and staying mature and professional (and, well, that goes for your career in general). For instance, if your email is ilovesunicorns1234@gmail.com, there’s at least a 76% chance that you won’t even make it to an interview. Fact.

After all, we only want to see you succeed! So take these facts and run with them.

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