You want that job.
You've gone for an interview.
You've got that job. Yay!
Well, wait just a second.
They say: "We have a few pre-employment checks to do before making this official."
The offer is conditional.
You think to yourself: "Should be straightforward. I'm the bee's knees. They want me, so I might as well hand in my resignation."
Then you're hit with a bombshell.
"Unfortunately, we cannot proceed with your application."
You forgot that dodgy comment you made on Twitter; the Facebook post that you thought was forgotten a long time ago.
It's there for all the world - and crucially potential employers - to see.
A moment of madness may lead to a long period of regret.
Today's infographic has some insights into why an increasing number of organisations are using social networks to check out would-be recruits.
Insightful infographic from the MSL Group.
British broadcaster, Channel 4 first broadcast their excellent documentary 'Don't Blame Facebook) in January 2013.
This film serves as a warning to people who underestimate - or are not aware of - how sharing too much information on social networks can ruin their reputations and lead to potentially disastrous consequences.
Due to the nature of the language contained in this film, viewer discretion is advised.
Thoughts on customer service, communication and, of course, reputation management.