U.S. users altering social media accounts due to job search reasons 2018, by age

This statistic presents the share of social media users in the United States who have altered their social media accounts due to applying for a job, sorted by age group. According to the September 2018 findings, 29 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 years stated to have altered their social media account when applying for a job. In total, 18 percent of social media users had changed their social media accounts when job hunting.

Share of social media users in the United States who have altered their social media account due to applying for a job as of September 2018, by age group

Share of respondents
18-29 years29%
30-44 years25%
45-54 years13%
55-64 years8%
65+7%
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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 20 to 23, 2018

Number of respondents

2,026 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

social media users

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: "Have you ever altered your social media account (deleted posts/pictures, unfollowed accounts, made your account private, etc.) because you were applying for a job?"

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