92% of potential employers are viewing your “Projectile Vomitin’ O’ The Green” Facebook photo album right now.
#2. They’re Checking Your Facebook Profile for Party Pics and Spelling Errors
[I]f you think you’re getting around this by not providing links to your profiles, think again, because 73 percent of potential employers will track them down anyway
What are they looking for, exactly? Well, the obvious stuff: drug use, sexual posts, drunken activity, My Little Pony cosplay. But you might be surprised to find out that the biggest sin of all is apparently spelling and grammar errors – more employers were turned off by the public butchering of the English language than by references to alcohol.
But you can just fix this whole mess by not having social networking profiles in the first place, right? Nope – if nothing comes up for you, that just makes employers think you’ve got something to hide.