In this day and age, it’s common for potential employers to scope out job applicants on social media. Some employers even require applicants to include their social media handles in the application so that it is easy for the employer to find the applicant on all the platforms.
As a manager responsible for hiring personnel, I have often done this myself. Once an employee is hired, a lot of investments are made of both time and money. It’s important to get the hire right the first time.
But, how do you know you’re making the right choice? Who is the applicant really? Some people are exceptional at the interview process, turning on the charm and presenting a persona, but when starting the job, the person’s character changes. I’ve witnessed that first hand.
As an employer, one of the best ways to gauge a person’s true character is to see the type of things they share on social media.