Speling Counts

They are watching you. Always watching. Every little thing you do. Every “i” you do not dot. Every “t” you do not cross. All the escapades, drinking, partying, gambling, and debauchery you post on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. And they DO pay attention to your grammar.

Who, you ask? The grammar police? Nope, job recruiters. If you are looking for a job, it’s best to clean up your act and demonstrate some self control.

A whopping 92% of U.S. companies say they are using social networks to find talent in 2012, according to a new survey.

In addition to checking your resume, nearly 3 out of 4 hiring managers and recruiters check candidates’ social profiles — 48% always do so, even if they are not provided.

LinkedIn still reigns supreme as the recruiting hot spot, but some serious recruiting also takes place on Facebook and Twitter, according to the poll by social recruiting platform Jobvite, which polled more than 1,000 human resources and recruitment professionals.

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Sure, they say they aren’t judging you on your politics or religion — they really shouldn’t be by law anyway —  but you better believe they’re raising eyebrows at how you express yourself. Posted profanity got a 61% negative reaction, plus grammar and spelling mistakes got a 54% negative reaction.



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