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65% of companies surveyed found new hires through social media in the past year.  57% through Linkedin, 30% through professional or association network sites and 19% through Facebook. The Society of Human Resource Management conducted this survey and also learned that HR professionals almost unanimously recommend that job seekers should have a strong presence on the web. Employers are increasingly searching these sites for potential hires.

On the flip side a large percentage of employers check the web sites of potential hires for content, as do we. Most are pretty well displayed, but too many are not professional and give a negative impression. Poor grammar, bad spelling, inappropriate topics or graphics. It is amazing what people have on their media knowing that an employer has full access to it. If you are in a job search, be sure to police your online presence. Build them like you would a resume with spell and grammar check. If some of your friends post inappropriate items that hit your wall be sure to unfriend them. It just takes one questionable item to hit your wall at the wrong time and you could miss that opportunity.

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