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60% Employers Use Social Media to Screen Job Candidates By: Amy K. McDonnell on April 28, 2016.

If you’ve ever found yourself accidentally checking out a job candidate’s wedding photo album on Facebook, cringing at a candidate’s Instagram quote, or following along with a candidate’s live-Tweeting of their run-in with Ryan Gosling at the grocery store – when all you initially meant to do was get a peek into their personalities and qualifications – you’re far from alone: Today, not only do the majority of employers go on social media to check up on candidates, but the number of those who do has increased 500 percent over the last decade.

According to CareerBuilder’s annual social media recruitment survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and HR professionals and more than 3,000 full-time U.S. workers, 60 percent of employers revealed they use social networking sites to research job candidates.…

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