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The Coming Hiring Disconnect

March 15, 2010 11:34:29.954

Here's something that young adults are going to need to pay attention to:

Maximum PC (April 2010, page 10), of all places, reported on a study by Microsoft which found that 70%-yes 70% of HR professionals turned down a job candidate based upon their online reputation.

More specifically, what does reputation mean here? Well, the sorts of things too many people do on Facebook (etc):

The top three reasons cited for rejecting a candidate were concerns about lifestyle, inappropriate comments, and unsuitable photos and videos.

This may change over time as hiring managers are drawn from the net generation, but then again, it may not - and I suspect that a lot of young people are in for a rude awakening

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posted by James Robertson

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