Posted by: Wendy Norris | September 14, 2009

Job candidates helped and hurt by social networks

Most social network users have heard of the consequences of having an unprofessional profile page, and know potential employers might look them up online.

A summer 2009 survey conducted by Harris Interactive for found that 45% of US human resources professionals used social networks to research job candidates at least occasionally.

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Read the rest of the story at eMarketer.



  1. A good reminder that public profiles really are public.

    I can attest to using social media for a similar purpose. I screen prospective tenants using Facebook, Twitter, etc.

    Let that be a lesson to those whose profiles are loaded with drunken cell phone pics and embarrassing prose of weekend exploits.

    Sorry, I’m not renting to you.


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