The days of applying online for a job and simply submitting a one dimensional resume and cover letter are done.
Employers still are screening with that resume and cover letter in mind initially, but beyond that hiring managers and human resource personnel might implement more than just those aforementioned means of determining who is best for the job.
Although those in charge of hiring might not openly admit this practice, you'd be surprised to find that some of them might search out would be candidates to see how they're portraying themselves on Facebook, Twitter or other social media outlets.
To some HR gurus, this might give them a little more insight into the character of the person they're thinking about hiring, and whether they foresee them being a problem child once they're on board. Any inkling that they could be offering a position to someone that isn't cut from the cloth they want could turn a job offer into a "no thanks."
And for those who already have a job, you'll most likely be safe in the position you're already in, but what about that promotion you've got your sights set on in a few months? Your boss has little or no qualms with your work or the understanding of the job you've demonstrated but they might be checking out how you're going about your business on the various social media channels you're participating in on a daily basis.
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