practice. Students must realize that when they choose to post indicators of heavy alcohol consumption or other ethically questionable activities on their profiles, there is the potential that those things could be seen by potential employers. It is a good idea for students to either refrain from posting those items, or increase their privacy settings. As for employers and faculty, it is important to take information seen on social media with a grain of salt. Understand that this information was not submitted with an application, it was sought out. No person is expected to be perfect, so do not expect their social media to reflect perfection. Instead, screen to items of great concern such as illegal activity, indications of violent behavior, or even indications of poor work habits. Using social media as a form of researching potential candidates is a hot topic which elicits a number of valid responses. Many individuals feel that looking at a candidates’ social media profiles in an invasion of privacy which should not be allowed. Additional concerns such as discrimination based on information such as age, political status, sexual orientation, and race are also common arguments against
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