Careerbuilder.com, October 17, 2013
A CareerBuilder survey of 5,518 job seekers and 2,775 hiring managers found that "a significant number of employers will use the Internet to discover additional information about a job candidate.
· 48 percent of employers will use Google or other search engines to research candidates.
· 44 percent will research the candidate on Facebook.
· 27 percent will monitor the candidate’s activity on Twitter.
· 23 percent will review the candidate’s posts or comments on Yelp.com, Glassdoor.com or other rating sites.
Some of the search activity happens before candidates are even called for a job interview."
The lesson is to keep your online presence clean, and think twice before posting anything questionable online!