Can your social media accounts eliminate you from a nanny job? YES! Many families look at social media accounts. Most of the time, social media does not give cause for concern; however, it’s not uncommon to see wonderful nannies get rejected or dismissed from the applicant pool based on their social media.
Exclusions can happen based on pictures posted, liked/followed pages, content posted (especially if it’s negative), or other factors that parents might deem inappropriate.
We did more investigation to see just how common this was. Sourced from CareerBuilder, they say:
These statistics are eye opening! Ways to ensure you don’t run into issues:
In addition, please get permission from your employer BEFORE posting any pictures or videos of the family’s little one(s). If permission is not granted or a nanny posts without asking first, this could be grounds for immediate termination- meaning no notice, you’re done that day!
Social media is everchanging; in order to utilize it in a positive way, please consider how you use it and how you can protect yourself and potential future positions!
To read more, please check out these other helpful articles:
More Than Half of Employers Have Found Content on Social Media That Caused Them NOT to Hire a Candidate
These social media mistakes can actually disqualify you from a job
Employers check your social media before hiring. Many then find reasons not to offer you a job.
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