Tell Us: Has A Social Media Post Cost You A Job?

Social Media

Generation Z has grown up with social media more so than any other generation. With more employers checking social media histories, people’s past posts can negatively impact their careers.

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An 18- or 22-year-old looking for a job today has hardly known a world without Facebook. Then came Twitter, Snapchat and other platforms. Now the generation that grew up with social media is entering the workforce.

NPR wants to speak with employers and job seekers who have experienced or seen the negative effects of social media on job searches. Are you a Gen Zer who posted something you came to regret? Are you an employer or career counselor who has seen social media cost an applicant a job?

Fill out the form below — or here, if you can’t see the form — to tell us your story:

Please include your first and last name.

Please list a number where we can reach you.

Were you a job seeker or employer?


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Hafsa Quraishi is an intern on NPR’s National Desk.