The Job Search > Social Networks and Your Job Search
Facebook. MySpace. Sure - they are a great way to keep
in touch with friends, share pictures & funny stories, but do you
really know who is viewing your profile?
Over the past few years, there have been an increasing
number of articles appearing about on-line networks. Even at the
spring and winter Wisconsin Association of Colleges and Employers (WI-ACE) conferences,
career counselors share stories about employers that have searched
these sites. One unknowing student had written a blog about
"annoying customers" on her MySpace account. A few days later, she
was dismissed from her position because the employer had seen it.
According to a 2009 survey by the National Association of
Colleges and Employers, more than one quarter (26.9%) of employers
surveyed have Googled or gone on social network sites to search for
candidates. Whether you agree with this tactic or not, the fact is, it's
Here are a short video, articles and a webinar about social networking
sites with advice how to protect yourself.
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