This according to a CareerBuilder.com survey (here) released last week.
Of the 2,775 hiring managers polled, almost half (48%) responded that employers will use Google or other search engines to research candidates. Nearly the same number (44%) will research the candidate on Facebook. Just over one quarter (27%) will monitor the candidate's activity on Twitter. 23% will review the candidate's posts or comments on Yelp.com, Glassdoor.com or other rating sites.
The survey cites these statistics as a way to encourage job seekers to keep their online personas clean from digital dirt. So, I'll take a different approach and offer some tips for employers:
This article was originally published on Eric B. Meyer's blog, The Employer Handbook.
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