Not being connected to social media is so 2004. In fact, being involved in social media is seen as a prerequisite in today’s job market, regardless of age. Yet, while we have given advice for job candidates, employers must equally watch their behavior, as investigating too much can lead to a potential lawsuit. For job…

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Originally considered a measure of character, credit checks have transformed into a growing obstacle for job candidates over the past few years, and now social media screenings appear as just as much of a threat, if not a greater one. While a credit report can clearly show an individual has made poor financial decisions, social…

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Earlier, we posted about social media background checks, and their growing prominence in hiring processes. But, when it comes to hiring or even getting an interview, social media needs to be considered. An individual with a respected industry online presence – active on LinkedIn, participates on industry forums and communities, develops connections, or displays an…

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So, you applied to a position, went through the several stages of interviews, and have been asked to agree to a background check. You’re aware that the potential employer may check all information on your resume and application and may investigate your credit history, but what about social media activity? Social media background checks are…

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