A higher number of job seekers with Facebook pages are reportedly more closely monitoring them to prevent prospective employers from viewing related online social activities.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – A higher number of job seekers who have Facebook pages are reportedly taking extra precautions to ensure that sensitive information isn’t revealed to potential employers. As reported by CNN, many have chosen to hide their pages from the public to keep their personal and professional lives separate.
As noted in the report, a Microsoft commissioned survey recently showed that online information has served as a basis of applicant rejection for 70 percent of U.S. managers and recruiters.
Michigan State University junior Justin Gawel is quoted by CNN as stating of this kind of employer prying, “I understand that when [employers look] at someone’s Facebook page, they’re just trying to paint a bigger picture of the people they’re hiring — so they’re not just a name on a résumé… But that doesn’t demonstrate whether they can do the job. It shouldn’t matter what someone does when they’re not in the office.”
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