We’ve talked about how your posts on Facebook could hurt your chances of getting a new job, or keeping the one you have. But now employers are going one step further. They’re looking at the posts you click like for, and it’s hurt some great candidates.

Whether it’s a Facebook video of a cat jumping through snow, or a photo of a dwarf planet 250 million miles away, clicking the “like” button may cost you your next job.

“We had the resume, which was polished within an inch of its life.”

Peter Maulik says social media activity has completely changed the way he screens potential employees for his consulting firm Fahrenheit212.

“The resume, while still useful, is often retrospective. So what we use is theLinkedIn, all the social media outlets, information that is out there to give us a more holistic perspective of the individual.”

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