"According to the Chicago-based consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, six out of 10 hiring executives say they now check a job applicant's social activity, either all the time or some of the time.
Will Social Media History Trip Up College Graduates?
NEW SURVEY REVEALS HR EXECUTIVES’ VIEWS ON SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITY
For this year’s crop of college graduates, the use of social media is second nature. However, will these grads’ comfort with sharing their lives on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram come back to haunt them as they search for their first job? Not necessarily, according to one new survey.
The firing this week of Pax Dickinson, the chief technology officer of online news site Business Insider, for comments he made on Twitter, should serve as a powerful reminder that social media should be treated with great care.