Jobseekers urged to consider their online footprint

23-03-2009

Jobseekers urged to consider their online footprint
Jobseekers have been warned that information they publish on the internet is likely to linger on the web for as long to 20 to 30 years.

The Recruitment Society is urging people to consider their 'online footprint' when posting information online and to think sensibly who may able to read it.

As well as potential employers having access to information which may jeopardise a candidate's chance of securing a position, there is also the growing risk of identity fraud, the organisation continues.

Steve Huxham, chairman of the Recruitment Society, said that "you've got to be more sensible; if you put something on Facebook, you make sure you vet the friends you let join you very, very carefully and you don't let anybody else see what's on there".

A recent survey published by DDI revealed that 25 per cent of employers would check the social networking pages to discover more about interviewees.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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