Social Networks & Your Job Search

Sites like Facebook 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 bi-annual 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 social media 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 public information. 

Below we have linked a short video, articles and a webinar about social networking sites with advice how to protect yourself. 

More recruiters than ever are relying on the Internet to get the real scoop on job candidates. Know how to protect your cyberspace reputation. 

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