Networking fatigue: Both job seekers, recruiters/employers can grow tired of once what was a novel tool. The major issue is they all realise that they’re spending too much time keeping up with groups/activities. When this happens, they either invest less time on their respective social media account or give up on it.
Digitally Eternal: What a lot of users don’t realise, if you not careful with your settings, even when you have deleted unflattering images, that doesn’t mean they are off the web. The same can be said of old profiles. Job seekers have been shocked to see images/posts that they deleted long ago reappear that has cost them opportunities or hurt their online presence.
Narrow niches: Social networking while allowing you to reach a far wider audience, you are essential restricted on what type of jobs your profiles sell you for. Most companies are looking for an individual who specialises in a particular role not a jack of all trades.
Employer’s Research: As job seekers use social networking for research, this is true of employers. They research to see what your online presence will reveal of you. Whether it inappropriate photos, or maybe a post about something you later regretted, they could find material that could cost you a potential interview or even worse…..a job.
Recruiters’ Time: While it’s true that recruiters now use social networks to source potential candidates, the fact is this activity takes up a lot of time and resources. This results in that sometimes your profile could be overlooked or not looked at all.