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Social Media and Recruiting

We have all heard some stories or seen some posts on Facebook about girls getting fired because they went viral on how she hates her boss, or hates her company… But do we really take it seriously enough.

Before you think about posting that naked photos on Facebook, or tagging your friends getting high – having the time of your lives.Social Media

Or what about that Neck Nominations that we loved sharing on Facebook… read the stats below and think about that when you decided its time to look for a new job: these stats are taking from a survey done in 2012…so today it is most definitely a lot higher…

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Social Media Recruiting

How many recruiters are using social media to recruit? According to a new survey, almost all of them – 98% – are using social recruiting. That’s why it’s even more important than ever to have social pressure that is going to attract potential employer.

LinkedIn continues to be the top site for finding candidates, followed by Facebook and Twitter. Google+ and Pinterest are in the mix to a lesser degree.

For 2013, survey respondents said that social networks they plan on using more extensively are LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

In addition to more recruiters using social media to recruit, social networking is now a leading way to find new clients, tied for the top spot with attending networking events, and ahead of joining professional groups and maintaining an online presence. Continue reading

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Facebook can get you fired

These days the technology is at our fingertips. Smartphones mean that people have access to the internet wherever they are and the likes of Facebook and Twitter make sharing personal news with friends as simple as pressing a button.

Users take care – what you send can spell trouble.

According to a 2009 study by and internet security firm, 8% of companies with more than 1000 employees have fired someone for social actions, double the figure what was reported in 2008

Comments and status updates are relatively innocuous, however a problem arises when people starts to share their every feeling with their online friends but forgetting to filter what they are publishing.

There has been a string of cases in which employees, who were obviously having a bad day at work, decided to share this information on Facebook by posting unacceptable comments about their work or employer. In many cases it leads to the dismissal of the employee.

Just in case you need a refresher of what not to say online, here’s a timeline of 12 ridiculous examples of how Facebook can get you fired: Continue reading

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