Going Public

Hartley, Deanne
December 2008
Certification Magazine;Dec2008, Vol. 10 Issue 12, p52
The article reports on a survey of employers for their bases of recruiting potential candidates in the U.S. According to job-search web site CareerBuilder.com, 20% of companies review candidates' profiles on social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook during hiring process. Of those 25% said the sites depicted applicants in a favorable light, while 38 percent said their views of the applicants were negatively affected. One recruiter admitted to using the tool to evaluate on-the-fence decisions.


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