Sunday, October 23, 2011

How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates

What surprises me is that LinkedIn is used less than Facebook or Twitter, since it is the site designed to present one's professional profile...  Oh, very clever!

Let's face it.  There is very little on my LinkedIn site that you cannot get from my resume.  The other two sites, though?  That is a fair representation of who I am as a person.

And once again I am left asking the question...  What purpose does LinkedIn serve?

How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates:
The study found that more than 90% of recruiters and hiring managers have visited a potential candidate’s profile on a social network as part of the screening process. And a whopping 69% of recruiters have rejected a candidate based on content found on his or her social networking profiles — an almost equal proportion of recruiters (68%), though, have hired a candidate based on his or her presence on those networks.
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