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Potential Employers Go to Google, Facebook to Dig Up Dirt on You

We already knew that employers and hiring managers do Web-based during the job-hiring process. There's enough anecdotal evidence out there that you probably didn't need to read Microsoft's study that found 70-percent of U.S. hiring managers rejected applicants based on their online activities. But that tidbit of information is pretty useless unless you know where they're looking (though you...

Twitter a Tool for the Industrious Unemployed

With the job market more competitive than it has been in years, people must get creative, whether hiring or searching for a position. We all know that Twitter can be used for nefarious means, but, as it turns out, the social networking site has emerged as a useful tool for employers and job candidates, alike. Thanks in part to job search engines like TwitJobSearch, more and more people are...

Need a Job? Update Your Facebook Status and Start Tweeting

A mere 15 years ago, job hunting required serious work. The unemployed and the discontent were forced to endure extensive letter writing, cold calling, and frequent trips to the copy store to create professional resumes. Don't even get us started on job fairs. The Internet age has completely altered that job-hunting dynamic; faxing a resume to everyone in the yellow pages, scouring paper...

Twitter Distributes E-Mail Addresses of Job Applicants

With the economy in dire straits, it's a hard time to be looking for a job. Privacy concerns make it even worse. While job search sites make it much easier to find and apply for jobs, they can also be huge repositories of very personal information that you probably wouldn't want exposed to the public. Monster.com has repeatedly been a poster-child for what happens when job seeker data gets...