Sunday, June 11, 2006

My Space and your future

From the New York Times (registration may be required). Companies are using My Space and FaceBook to learn more about job candidates. What's in your FaceBook?

For Some, Online Persona Undermines a Résumé - New York Times
Many companies that recruit on college campuses have been using search engines like Google and Yahoo to conduct background checks on seniors looking for their first job. But now, college career counselors and other experts say, some recruiters are looking up applicants on social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Xanga and Friendster, where college students often post risqué or teasing photographs and provocative comments about drinking, recreational drug use and sexual exploits in what some mistakenly believe is relative privacy.

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