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20-something job seekers hiding Facebook profiles


Most employers don’t look too fondly upon keg stand parties and weekend shenanigans with the local backwoods militia, but hiding those habits in an increasingly open internet world can provide quite the challenge for job seekers. A desire to keep private lives private has caused many 20-something applicants to fiddle with their Facebook privacy settings.
A recent survey found that 70 percent of employers in the U.S. have rejected an applicant because of information they uncovered online. Employers cited things like “inappropriate” comments by either the candidate or their friends and relatives, “unsuitable” photos and videos, and criticisms about past employers as the information most likely to yield a turn down.
Have you hidden your Facebook page from potential employers?
Full story at CNN.
More on Facebook.
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Most employers don’t look too fondly upon keg stand parties and weekend shenanigans with the local backwoods militia, but hiding those habits in an increasingly open internet world can provide quite the challenge for job seekers. A desire to keep private lives private has caused many 20-something applicants to fiddle with their Facebook privacy settings.
A recent survey found that 70 percent of employers in the U.S. have rejected an applicant because of information they uncovered online. Employers cited things like “inappropriate” comments by either the candidate or their friends and relatives, “unsuitable” photos and videos, and criticisms about past employers as the information most likely to yield a turn down.
Have you hidden your Facebook page from potential employers?
Full story at CNN.
More on Facebook.
Photo credit: Fotolia