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60% of Employers Screen Candidates on Social Media and that’s Ok


According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 60% of employers are now screening candidates on social media. Look to see that number increase in the coming years and for it to become standard operating procedure of all recruiters and hiring managers.

Now, how does that break down industry by industry? Which hiring managers and recruiters have made social media screenings a regular part of their hiring process?

  • 76%  IT/tech
  • 65%  sales
  • 61% financial services
  • 59% healthcare
  • 59% retail
  • 56% recruiting

It’s obvious why the numbers are so high in tech, sales and financial services, especially for more visible occupations that require a social media presence. The consequences of an embarrassing social media gaffe are high for someone with a big following, or for someone who should by rights be expected to know better.



During Nathan’s early career, he gained considerable experience from across many industries including Sales, Teaching and Retail, however more recently Nathan has delved into the world Digital Marketing and Publishing. Drawing on his past experiences, Nathan brings all aspects of his knowledge into Recruitment Buzz, possessing great research and social media skills.

Born and bred in Wales, Nathan is as Welsh as they come – living in the heart of the Valleys, Nathan proudly takes place as our resident Welsh speaker. However, Nathan’s knowledge of global understanding exceeds the Welsh borders, having lived in London, parts of the US and Ecuador.

Nathan is a self-proclaimed geek, having gained a degree in Natural Science via the Open University in Wales. In addition to his passion for science, he has a love for technology, nature, art and of course football!


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