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Companies Check Out Applicants On Facebook

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Companies Check Out Applicants On Facebook

Companies Check Out Applicants On Facebook

Companies Check Out Applicants On Facebook

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A recent survey found that one in five company managers checked out job applicants on Facebook or other social networking sites. And one-third of them found content that led them to reject a candidate.

The survey by CareerBuilder.com found that one turnoff for potential employers is pictures of the applicants drinking or using drugs. Managers also checked whether applicants bad-mouthed a former employer or co-worker.

The survey found that of employers who didn't check applicants' pages, nearly 10 percent said they'll start.