The attached document (click the title text above!) is a copy of the newest form of pre-employment screening. The social media background check is an extensive review of a candidates online presence and activity. The point of the background check is to establish whether or not the candidate is involved in unethical or illegal activity, to pre-determine the candidate’s interest and motivation towards his chosen career and to decide how influencial the candidate is.
Why does any of this matter?
As of July 2011, the FTC has authorized companies to provide reports on an individual’s online actions by reviewing up to seven years worth of publicly available records. These records include everything from what you might say and post on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to Craigslist ads and personal blog posts.
How would you do?
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