Job Hunters Have Just One Chance For Good First 'e-impression'
If you're in the job market or think you might ever need to look for a job, be careful what you post on your Facebook page or other social network sites. Increasingly, businesses are surfing the postings of potential employees to screen out bad eggs.
Such efforts been dubbed e.Impressions, “the impression of an individual that develops based on information obtained through available online resources,” according to an article by BusinessNewsDaily, our sister site.
Unfortunately, even if you're careful, bad e.Impressions can be formed by information posted by others — like your supposed friends.
“An e.Impression does not necessarily include accurate information,” researchers say.
(Separately, we reported earlier this year that a survey by Microsoft found 79 percent of U.S. corporate recruiters and hiring officials regularly went on-line to check out potential new-hires.)