It might be time to start scouring the net to get rid of all those pictures of you doing shots on holiday...

In today's world, you've got to stand out from the crowd with your CV and with your online presence, in particular for some jobs where people expect you to back up your claim that you're a pretty big deal with some proof. 

However, while that has its advantages in that you can make yourself a slick LinkedIn page or get yourself ahead of the competition with a really cool* video CV, it does mean that all the pictures of you slamming shots with your mates on holiday in Ibiza are also available to employers, and they will take a look at your Facebook and social media profiles to try and make a judgement on your character. 

Obviously that means you should never take to social media to slag off your current or any prospective employers, but also consider just how much your social media reveals about you as a person, and whether or not you want people to make a character judgement about you based off of that. Here are a few other stats about the way social media is being used in recruitment and what we can expect in the next 12 months. 

Pic via Jobvite

*Statistics shown do not prove that video CVs are really cool, probably because 90%** of them are terminally uncool

**Not a real statistic, but that doesn't make it any less true

Via Mashable. Main pic via Maria Elena/Flickr