Tag Archives: social media recruiting

Should recruiters use social media for background checks?

A recruiter is trying to fill a job requisition and thinks she has found the perfect candidate. The recruiter is ready to make the job offer but decides to check some social media sites as a further background check on the applicant. On Facebook the candidate has posted that he only plans to stay in the geographic area for a year, and will then be moving on to another location. Should the recruiter contact the candidate and confront him? Should the applicant be removed from contention? Or should the recruiter move forward with the hire?

This was a real-life situation raised at the IDGA HR for Defense Summit yesterday. One…

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Social Media Is Not A Silver Bullet

The presentation above, which was shared at meeting our last week with key members of Booz Allen & Hamilton, inspired the following blog post:
Anywhere you look these days, your inbox, newsletters websites companies are touting “increase your ____________” by using social media tools. This can be sales, contacts, connections, candidates or job opportunities.  I find it interesting that every time a new type of technology comes to the forefront it becomes the next big thing that

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ClearedJobs.Net Attends ERE Social Recruiting Summit

We attended another great gathering for the ERE Social Recruiting Summit – this time at the Best Buy Headquarters MN with a Tweetup by LinkUp at the Mall of America! It was a definite good time and we appreciate the opportunity to connect with so many new friends and contacts.

Until the next time!

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Central Intelligence Agency: Recruiting the next generation of spies via Facebook

This February 2009 article I found online the other day, published by US News & World Report, poses an interesting question:

“Should the country’s secret spy agency (CIA) be encouraging potential hires to publicize their interest in the intelligence field?

The article provides an answer to this question: “Apparently, it’s not a concern.”

This answer does not surprise me. As you may be aware, we’ve been leading numerous TAP classes for various government agencies and military bases and the reality is that many government agencies, not just CIA and NSA, are using social media for candidate sourcing and recruitment.

Overall, the article is yet another reminder of how…

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Digital Detective Work: Survey Shows Most Employers Search Online for Information About Potential Creative Hires

A polished resume and portfolio aren’t the only tools professionals need to land their next job. A new survey shows a sterling digital presence is important, too.

Important note: We want to point out that this recent survey was specifically done for the advertising and marketing industry, which is — we realize — not the security cleared community. That said, the trend is clear: employers from all industries and professions are actively going online to learn more about you the job seeker.

In this specific study, nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of hiring managers interviewed said they are likely to search for information about prospective hires online. Another

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