Mind Candy

Facebook for most people is a fun diversion, so fun that they fail to put any real thought into what appears on their page. The problem with that is employers are, and that is current and potential employers alike. As Facebook became a bigger tool in the field of social networking, businesses began trying to harness its power to increase their visibility, and in the process found it was a relatively fast and free way to get an idea about what type of person an employee or potential employee might be when they are not on their best behavior.

According to recent surveys, around 30% of employers are now using Facebook as a screening tool for potential employees. While sites like Linkedin are nice and provide a far better picture of a persons professional qualifications, it is Facebook where people let their hair down and that is what employers want…

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