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Ghosts of Twitter Past Haunt Job Seekers (Originally aired Jun. 7, 2017)

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Sep 28, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 21:32

Guest: Steve McDonald, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of the Graduate Program of Sociology at North Carolina State University When you post something to Facebook or Instagram, does it cross your mind how a future hiring manager might look it? What if you applied for a job and before you even got an interview, your social media posts were the first impression you made?  Hiring managers are turning to social media more and more as they evaluate job applicants. But without any clear guidelines on when and how such techniques are okay, there’s a lot of gray area.