Employers Using Facebook and Twitter for Background Checking - Picture from the movie The Hangover

Employers Using Facebook and Twitter for Background Checking

91% of employers check social networking sites to get a read on their prospective employees, according to How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates, an article and infographic on Mashable.com.  69% have rejected an applicant based on their online profiles and 68% have actually hired a person because they liked what they saw.

The main lesson here is obviously to watch what you post online.  However, if there are websites out there that you don’t want an employer to find, our Positive Results Online Reputation Management service can help.

Thanks to graphic designer Christine (@chrisalyss) for sharing the find.

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