December 28, 2012

How Job Recruiters Use Social Media

Francis Bea, Digital Trends

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On the job hunt? Ever will be again? Then you might want to take a look into how HR professionals and job recruiters are using social networks to find and analyze you. Human resource professionals have the difficult job of weeding out hundreds of applicants for a single position. They use any means available to whittle the candidate pool down to the dozen or so applicants that are worth interviewing. And because social media is such an integral part of our lives, HR managers naturally turn to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google to find out more about you. Don’t get me wrong, your resume and cover letters are the first line of defense, but to find out if you fit into a company’s culture, HR will absolutely judge you by your social media presence. So what exactly are they...

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