A 2011 survey found that 91% of the recruiters visited the social networking profiles of their candidates while screening. 69% of the recruiters rejected some of the candidates based on their findings on social networking profiles.
Jennifer King, the HR Analyst at Software Advice explores this phenomenon in her article, ‘ Your Internet Persona: What do Recruiters Really Want to Know About You? ’ She has tried to find answers for questions like what do recruiters hope to accomplish by visiting candidates’ social profiles; what happens if they do find something questionable, and so on.
This article can help you understand how recruiters use social media to filter the candidates better. This can be extremely useful for small business owners and start-ups who are hiring.
Here is another article on how to use LinkedIn to analyze job applicants .
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