HALF OF SG STUDENTS POST INAPPROPRIATE ONLINE CONTENTS, MAY HURT CAREER PROSPECTS

Dear A.S.S. Editor

Interesting to read an article about how social media can hurt your job hunt, base don studies done by 4 NTU students.In their research, they found out that more than half of the 300 students aged 18 to 25 surveyed have been posting what employers may consider inappropriate content on social media.

Inappropriate content, based on a survey by JobsCentral in 2012, includes drinking or using drugs, bad mouthing previous companies or colleagues and posting provocative photos or information. That same JobsCentral survey also found that 3 in 4 employers in Singapore screen the social media accounts of potential candidates before hiring staff.

Surveys have been carried out, studies have been done. It is now proven that any stupid or inappropriate posts on social media can always hurt you in the future. Nowadays, people just post without thinking, it may boost your social media account, but long term, it may just cost you that dream job.

Tien I

A.S.S. Contributor

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