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Study: Think before you post

A new study might remind you to think before you post!

In a new survey sponsored by the website findlaw.com, 29% of 18 to 34-year olds said they have posted a photo, comment or other personal information on social media that they worry could someday cost them their current job or disqualify them from a new job. 

21% of social media users say they've taken down a post because of fear of repercussions from an employer.

All this worry comes despite a pretty widespread understanding of social media privacy settings. 

82% of users say they pay at least some attention to those. 

Only 6% pay no attention and only use the default settings. 

It turns out, there is some reason to worry!

A Career Builder survey conducted last month found that more than 40 % of employers who use social media to research prospective employees said posts caused them to not hire a candidate. 

That number was up from 2012. 

But online profiles can also work in your favor.

19% of managers told Career Builder that posts that showed off a candidate's personality, creativity, or communication skills led to a new hire. 

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