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Jun 26, 2013 5:26 AM by Lacey Steele

Can social media sites hurt your chance of finding a job?

The number of candidates being nixed for a job due to social media posting is on the rise.

It turns out, 43% of hiring managers who regularly use social media to research candidates report finding information that's led them "not" to hire someone.

That's up 9% from last year and comes from a CareerBuilder.com survey.

The top two reasons for not getting the job: posting provocative or inappropriate pictures or information and posting about drinking or using drugs.

Search yourself and see what comes up, even on a friend's site.

Check your privacy settings and edit yourself.

 

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