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Unformatted text preview: Facing the Facts about Facebook Kitty Carey Business Writing Due: September 12 th , 2007 In his article on August 14 th , Job Candidates Getting Tripped Up by Facebook, Wei Du reveals the serious consequences to the popular social networking website. Du discusses how potential employee candidates are losing job opportunities due to their internet personas, something of which many candidates are unaware. According to the article, in a March Survey by Ponemon Institute, 35% of hiring managers use Google.com to perform online searches and background checks on job applicants, and 23% look up their applicants on social networks such as Facebook.com. Larger corporations no longer necessitate hiring professional investigators to check the backgrounds of their potential employees as the task has become so efficient and convenient due to these personal profiles. Ones web profile, while its intent of existence may remain strictly social, can limit job and volunteer opportunities if those hiring do not like what...
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