Hamza Khan, Ryers0n’s digital community facilitator. Courtesy Drew Dudley

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. These are the top three social networks and are used by millions of people across the world.

Yet, these online identities can be viewed by anyone, including potential employers. Hamza Khan, Ryerson University’s Digital Community Facilitator, says that one out of three employers will reject candidates based on something they discover about them online.

“I know for a fact that 93 per cent of employers in North America looked for candidates via social media, or at least scanned them once they entered the application process,” says Khan.

In light of these statistics, Khan was kind enough to formulate a list of the top five social media don’ts that everyone should follow. You can view it below. Look for the full story in Wednesday’s issue of the Ryersonian.


Sarah graduated from the Ryerson School of Journalism in 2014.