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Friday 14 September 2012

Third of jobseekers 'do not alter their social media habits'

Many people on the hunt for finance jobs do not change their approach to social networking, despite the influence that such sites could have on whether or not someone secures employment.

A survey conducted by recruitment firm Hays found that 36 per cent of the 770 people polled did not think their potential employer would look at their social media profile.

Due to this mentality, these respondents opt not to make any changes to their habits when accessing such social networking websites as Facebook and Twitter.

However, 55 per cent of those polled will change the privacy settings of their profiles while on a hunt for a new job, while one in ten edit content and untag themselves from embarrassing photos.

Mark Sheldon, regional managing director at Hays, commented: "While the majority of people are taking sensible steps to protect their privacy online when looking for a job, it's worrying to see that so many people don't recognise the potential pitfalls associated with social media use."

As a recruitment provider to many of the UK's major banks, mortgage lenders and building societies Aaron Wallis have a deserved reputation within Financial Services recruitment. Their dedicated FS consultants recruit sales professionals across Retail Banking and Financial Services including IFA's and Mortgage Broking.

Source: The Sales Executive News

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