Social Networks when in the job market? Good or Bad?
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Social Networks when in the job market? Good or Bad?
Social Networks can tell a lot about a person but should that be used in the professional field? Today, social network users update their profiles with a lot of personal information. They use their profiles as a way to express themselves, so should that be used against them in the workplace? With technology reaching an all time high, almost everything posted online can be searched and found. I believe employers should address social networks when considering a potential employee. While many may argue it's against their personal privacy, but why put it up if you are not ready for the world to see it? Employers get to see the values, beliefs, and morals that person possesses before hiring him or her. Also, when hired; that employee is a representation of that company. So anything posted is a relation to that company. If a lot of negativity is posted on an employee’s profile, then that goes right to the company that employed that person. That kind exposure could cause a lot of harm to the company. So I think that since employers have access to information like that about potential employees, they should use it!
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How Social Media Can Help (Or Hurt) You In Your Job Search

How Social Media Can Help (Or Hurt) You In Your Job Search | Social Networks when in the job market? Good or Bad? | Scoop.it
What’s one way for hiring managers to learn who you are outside the confines of the résumé, cover letter and interview? Scanning your social media profiles. Here's what you'll want to do with you social profiles--and how to find a job on those sites.
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After reading this article in Forbes, I received a lot of intell on employers and social media. It seems a lot more of employers are looking at social media accounts. And a lot of that looking is resulting in not hiring an applicate. An employer does not want to see things their company doesn't approve of on your profiles. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. are being used as a part of the interviewing process. So they can be either good or bad, depending on what is publized. If you are in the job market hunt, look through social media it will either help or harm you. The choice is yours.

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What Your Social Media Reputation Says to Employers

What Your Social Media Reputation Says to Employers | Social Networks when in the job market? Good or Bad? | Scoop.it
A recent survey shows that while college students and grads are working to update their resumes as part of the job hunt, the majority haven’t spent any time removing potentially damaging personal content on social media networks in the past year.
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This is the best advice about social media. If you are unconcerned with social medias potential of harming employment then there are some things you should try. Try googling yourself, if you can find yourself on google,so can an employer. Don't rely on privacy settings. If it is something you do not want the world to see, do NOT post it! That simple! I will soon be in the job marketand I do not want some stupid embarrassing thing I did in college to come back and hinder my future because it is broadcasted all over social media. So remove everything that is inappropriate. If unsure if it is inappropriate, remove it! Better safe than sorry! And keep language in mind! No one wants to hire a foul mouth. It does not look good for you or your employer. These are some great tips to be considered when about to post something publicly!

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Should employers vet the social media accounts of potential employees?

Should employers vet the social media accounts of potential employees? | Social Networks when in the job market? Good or Bad? | Scoop.it
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Last month Kent police’s new youth police and crime commissioner, Paris Brown, was pressured into stepping down a week after being hired.

Via Thomas Faltin
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Facebook can truly show who an individual is. This case is no different. The views of one is linked to everything about that individual including the place employed. If views and/or beliefs contradict the views and/or beliefs that a company wants to project then that employee should not be employed any longer. If Kent would have looked at the social networks before hiring then a lot of time would have been saved.

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Employer Social Networking Checks

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Here's what companies ought to know, and what job applicants should be aware of, about conducting employer social networking checks when evaluating candidates for employment.
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How employers should check social networks. This is a good insight for employers to check potential employees social networks without being creepy.

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More Employers Finding Reasons Not to Hire Candidates on Social Media, Finds CareerBuilder Survey - CareerBuilder

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Social Media can help or harm. The amount of employers using social networks are increasing. Take a moment and look at what is being posted, privacy settings, and what's being taken. With jobs getting harder and harder to find, do not risk a job because of social media.

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