Thanks to Reppler, a social media monitoring service, who did a survey on how recruiters use social networks to screen candidates. The results supported my previous argument that your public profile could potentially help or harm your career.
The study found that more than 90% of recruiters and hiring managers have visited a potential candidate’s profile on a social network as part of the screening process. And a whopping 69% of recruiters have rejected a candidate based on content found on his or her social networking profiles — an almost equal proportion of recruiters (68%), though, have hired a candidate based on his or her presence on those networks.
Read more here via Mashable.