Why do employers reject certain employment candidates after internal or third-party online investigations? In considering the exact job role, the candidate –

  • Bad-mouthed previous employers, vendors, clients or co-workers
  • Posted provocative or inappropriate information or photos
  • Directly posted content about excessive usage of drugs or alcohol
  • Blogged or posted confidential information regarding previous employment situations.
  • Shared confidential information from previous employers.
  • Communicated violent or discriminatory remarks about personal situations
  • Was found to be overly busy on social-media sites during working hours, perhaps while “working from my home office today.”
  • Revealed obvious shortfalls between skills on the resume or application, versus online findings (“I quit that darn university with no degree”)
  • Was found to exhibit poor communication skills