Want a Job? You Need to Lose This One Thing From Your LinkedIn Profile

Your CV is on fleek, your cover letter is customised for each new job application, and you’ve been endorsed for every skill under the sun on LinkedIn, but there’s one small thing that turns out is a pretty big no-no for potential employers.

A recent study has revealed that that a massive 88% of hiring managers think using a selfie as your profile picture on LinkedIn is “unprofessional”.

In fact out of the 2,186 employers surveyed by Envirofone 58% said point-blank not hire someone that had used a selfie on the employment-oriented social networking service.

But while your profile picture is an obvious thing future bosses will reflect on, and thankfully one that’s easy to amend, there is another aspect that those seeking work should carefully consider: their conduct across all social media platforms.

The study also revealed that 60% of employers will look up your social media accounts.

“It’s now common practice for employers and hiring managers to use social media to screen candidates’ tweets and Facebook posts to see if they would be a good cultural fit within the company.”

Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Richard Mavers, director of group marketing and online strategy at Envirofine, said:

“While we have the freedom to use social media to voice our thoughts and opinions, it is wise to bear in mind that anyone can see these posts – including your potential new boss.”

“It’s now common practice for employers and hiring managers to use social media to screen candidates’ tweets and Facebook posts to see if they would be a good cultural fit within the company.”

So while you may already be wearing your sharpest suit in your LinkedIn profile picture you might want to reconsider that messy night out picture you just posted on Instagram.