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Report: Recruiters turning to Facebook

While Facebook is one of the most popular places to express yourself online, a new report suggests you might want to exercise caution when posting and going for a job.

Apparently recruiters are swarming over Facebook to vet candidates, and they’re not impressed.

Slow head shake

The report from Jobvite shows that while 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn as a first stop when researching candidates, they’re casting an increasingly wide net.

Close to half of respondents said they scan Facebook, and 22% use Twitter, when looking to fill roles.

Keep it clean

It turns out most recruiters are kind of square. At least at work.

They tend to take a dim view of posts involving alcohol consumption, poor spelling, drug references, and oversharing.

Even posting too many selfies can have a negative impact on recruiters. And while we don't necessarily disagree, if you can't shake the selfie habit just lock down your privacy settings.

Do you keep a lid on your posting to protect future job prospects? Or are you a recruiter who vets via social? Let us know in the Comments.

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