Social Media Check

Certn's Social Media Check is an analysis of candidates’ public posts across social media platforms, the web and news articles. Certn retrieves these profiles, posts and images to determine if they fit into one or more pre-defined categories.

Availability

This check is available for applicants from Canada (excluding Quebec)πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦, the US and US territories πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ, and Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

This check is available for a quickscreen βœ…

IndustryAvailabilityEndpoints

Human Resources

Yes

Property Management

Yes

Parameters

Request flag

Include this flag in the body of your request:

request_social_media_check

Invite parameters

To invite an applicant to complete a screen, include this parameter in the body of your request:

  • email

See all available Application parameters

Quickscreen parameters

To complete a quickscreen, include these parameters in the body of your request:

Make sure to obtain the proof of consent from your applicant before running the quickscreen.

We provide sample consent forms if you're running quickscreens on applicants residing in these regions:

Sample consent formCandidate regionYour industry

US and US territories

Employment (HR)

US and US territories

Tenant screening (PM)

Example request

Canadian address sample

{
    "request_social_media_check": true,
    "email": "example@certn.co",
    "information": {
        "first_name": "Andrew",
        "last_name": "McLeod",
        "date_of_birth": "1987-03-04",
        "addresses": [
            {
                "address": "12 CA address St",
                "city": "Burnaby",
                "province_state": "BC",
                "country": "CA",
                "postal_code": "V2N7C3",
                "start_date": "2000-02-02",
                "current": true
            }
        ],
        "social_media_details": {
            "high_school_name": "My high school",
            "college_country": "Canada",
            "college_name": "Test college",
            "twitter_url": "https://twitter.com",
            "facebook_url": "myFacebook",
            "instagram_url": "instagram_handle",
            "linkedin_url": "test_linkedin_link",
            "tiktok_url": null,
            "reddit_url": null
        }
    },
    "position_or_property_location": {
        "address": "2680 Blanshard St Unit 3",
        "city": "Victoria",
        "province_state": "BC",
        "country": "CA",
        "postal_code": "V8T5E1",
        "location_type": "Position Location"
    }
}

Report

Report field: social_media_check_result

Test data

Send Social Media requests with the following parameters on our demo environment to retrieve our pre-filled reports.

Clear results

First nameLast nameAddressResult

Clear

SupportedRegion

US, Canada (non Quebec), Australia

Clear

Records found

First nameLast nameAddressResult

Review

SupportedRegion

US, Canada (non Quebec), Australia

Review

Any

Any

Quebec, Canada, Australia

Review

Errors

400 Bad Request

β€ŒYou may receive a 400 Bad Request if:β€Œ

  • You sent a quickscreen request for a Social Media Check on a applicant residing in an unsupported country or province_state.

"non_field_errors": "Social Media Check cannot be ordered for applicants living in this location."

How to fix this issue

Make sure your applicant resides in one of our supported regions.

Error codes

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