Using your common sense: applying for a job

19% of employers have rejected a candidate for a job on account of their online activity. 56% would be put off hiring someone who used bad spelling and grammar on social media; 26% would be put off by signs of vanity, such as excessive displays of selfies. (YouGov)

Am I the only person who is disturbed by the above statistics? Why would 44% of potential employers even consider employing someone who “used bad spelling and grammar” on social media? Certainly, signs of vanity and self-promotion would put me off. Inspecting a potential employee’s output on Facebook is a good way of getting a feel for the sort of person an applicant is. If you don’t want to be judged by someone else, then don’t go on social media at all. Duh!