First Impressions Matter to Recruiters [infographic] – Friday Distraction

We’ve all heard the old saying “You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression.” Today’s infographic from Jobvite is a reminder that the saying still rings true.

I found the data about negative reactions to be particularly interesting. While 47% of recruiters had a negative reaction to pictures of potential employees consuming alcohol, 54% frown on poor grammar and spelling errors in posts on social sites. And 61% react negatively to profanity.

On the plus side, volunteerism is viewed positively along with membership in professional organizations. I don’t want to spoil the graphic by sharing all the details…so check it out for yourself.

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    Sharlyn, First impressions do matter. Especially in the HR environment. Why sabotage your chances with a negative social media image? Great post.