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Feds may not check social media, but employers do …

January 15, 2016

Remember the post-San Bernardino revelation that DHS doesn’t check social media before granting visas because applicants might think that their privacy is being violated.

Well, guess what.

Employers don’t feel the same need to tread lightly when vetting job applicants.

To that point. according to a  2015 Harris poll, a majority of employers (52%, to be precise) use social networking sites to screen job candidates during the hiring process. Source



Specifically, what are employers looking for?