1 in 5 employers use social networking sites to research job applicants. 24% of those employers say that information found on the applicant's page factored into their final hiring decision.
The potential impact of social networking on your employment is not solely negative; it can also help you to land the position. 93% of employers use LinkedIn and 73% use Facebook. Couple this with the fact that 80 percent of available positions are found through networking and not job posting sites, and there is great potential built into social networking.
Here are the do's and don'ts of social networking:
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