Job Seekers, Check Your Selfie

By Robert Half on February 13, 2017 at 2:08pm


How frequently do you use Google or another search engine to learn additional information about a prospective hire?

Advertising executives Marketing executives
Always 29% 18%
Sometimes 34% 26%
Rarely 15% 26%
Never 20% 26%
Don’t know/no answer 1% 3%

48% of advertising executives and 26% of marketing executives have decided not to hire a candidate based on information they found online*

Source: The Creative Group survey of more than 400 U.S. advertising and marketing executives. Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

*Respondents who said they search online to learn additional information about a prospective hire.

© 2017 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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