Social media and job prospects

An employee wears his company's colors at the Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto in this 2009 file photo. More employers are searching job candidates' social media accounts than ever -- but in a survey last year of companies that screen applicants' social media sites, 73 percent said they don't give the applicants a chance “to explain questionable information,” according to the Society for Human Resource Management.
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