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October 5, 2011

68% of employers have hired someone because of what they saw about them on a social networking site


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Joe, is couthiness your challenge to Colbert?

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Oct 6, 2011 12:31:09 PM

Its kinda funny, I have people telling me all the time to 'watch what I say on the internet'...and yet, almost ALL of my professional contacts have come from the places I'm the most obnoxious and have the least couth.

People that say that you need to watch what you say on the internet, or not put up naked photos on your facebook, or publicly date women that are the same age of the kids of your friends that you went to high school with (or occasionally the kids of friends you went to high school with)...well...they aren't really awesome and have to fight for jobs anyways.

Posted by: clifyt | Oct 5, 2011 7:48:23 PM

And now we're talking about LinkedIn and its ilk. Therein lies a problem for certain classes of professional. Some work under non-disclosure agreements (as the US election season is underway it will come as no shock to any US voter that a substantial number of the candidates have "written" books that were actually the work of "ghost writers" who may not disclose their work-product), engineers, physicians, attorneys, architects, writers, musicians and many others have impediments to posting their accomplishments - not the least being that the physicians and attorneys may not qualify for or be licensed in a particular state.

I expect that the majority of this "hiring" boom is for MBAs.

OTOH, I found Joe on the web after I found, and read, his publications in dead tree format at the Dykes Library.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Oct 5, 2011 6:41:24 PM

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