If you’re looking for a new job you’ll probably use your iPhone and Facebook

Hirebridge is leading the way in mobile recruiting.

The way we find jobs is changing.

Source: If you’re looking for a new job you’ll probably use your iPhone and Facebook

Top 5 Career & Job Hunting Websites

Via HipVine …

It is no surprise that almost every job is posted online, that is why finding a good website that offers comprehensive information is one of the first major tools to land a job.

Some websites are limited to just lists of job openings and are simply formatted. When you are doing your job hunt,  look for websites that offer career trends, suggestions of what you can do with your current skills and how to translate them into the new position that you desire.

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Will You Pass a Social Media Background Check?

Of course you already know to be careful regarding what you post and write on social media sites, right? Think you’ve been careful enough?

As “social media” background checks become more commonplace, you might be surprised as to just how much seemingly innocuous information can be used against you.

Mat Honan of Gizmodo just published a great piece on how he actually failed a “social media” background check. He writes:

We ran background checks on six Gizmodo employees, including our editor in chief Joe Brown, and all but one came back clean. When it doesn’t find anything incriminating on a potential employee, it simply issues a notice that the employees passed (see below) and doesn’t generate a file.

And then there’s me. I flunked hard. When that happens, Social Intelligence creates a report, which it would then send to an employer. And if you don’t get a job because of your social media report, you can request a copy. Mine’s filled with delightful details, like “subject admits to use of cocaine as well as LSD,” and “subject references use of Ketamine.”

Basically, I may never work again.

Check out the entire piece when you get a chance. It’s quite enlightening:
http://gizmodo.com/5818774/this-is-a-social-media-background-check

New LinkedIn Candidate Profile Look-Up Button

LinkedIn has become a popular choice of recruiters to cross-reference candidate profiles to review and verify information, as well as find common connections.

This process often requires toggling between web browsers, then copying and pasting information back and forth.

Hirebridge has taken that manual process and made it an easy, one-click action that can be performed directly from within each candidate’s details page.

A new button is now located to the right of each candidate’s name. Clicking this button opens a pop-up window containing LinkedIn search results for that candidate’s profile. You’ll be able to see all of the candidate’s public profile information, as well as any relationships you may have in common.

We are continuing to add more direct functionality with LinkedIn, as well as other social media sites, so be sure to share your comments and suggestions with us.

More college grads use social media to find jobs

Via USA Today …

Here’s a study tip for employers who want to hire top-notch college grads: Bone up on social media.

Nearly 28% of college students plan to seek employment using LinkedIn, up from 5% last year, according to a survey out today from employee recognition provider I Love Rewards and career-services network Experience. Slightly more than 7% plan to use Facebook, up from 5%.

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