Note: Kirstin Swagman wrote the following post for The Degree 360 Blog
(http://thedegree360.onlinedegrees.com/visuals/social-recruiting.html). The post was picked up recently by Mashable.com. It highlights the growing role social media is playing in helping you find an internship or job. Here is the post in its entirety:
By Kirstin Swagman
Research shows that nearly 75 percent of companies check out potential candidates on social networks. And they’re not just digging for dirt. More and more, HR execs and recruiters are turning to social networks to scout out promising job candidates, and with good reason. One recent study by Northern Illinois University professors found study participants could more accurately predict a candidate’s likelihood to succeed in a particular job by browsing their Facebook profile than by evaluating detailed personality surveys.
Another study by professors at Cornell University found that job applicants were less likely to lie about past work experience on their LinkedIn profile than they were on a traditional resume.
So, can your social networks help you land a job? In this infographic, learn how recruiters are using social sites and how you can optimize your online presence.