Resumes and Social Networks

Staff recruiters are starting to use information from job candidates found on social networking sites.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Although such information is not the most important, it is being used to complete the candidate's profile.

Considering the diffusion potential of the Internet, and the persistence of any information published, which may exist in backups and indexes even after deleted, we must be very careful in what we publish, to avoid damaging our reputation in any way.

An article by Carolina Ruiz in Elfinancierocr.com lists what social networking actions may improve the candidate's appeal for recruiters and which could hamper it.



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