‘Digital Dirt’ Derailing Job Seekers

From TechWeb:

More than one-third of employers have eliminated a candidate after digging up “digital dirt,” according to ExecuNet.

In a recent survey of 100 executive recruiters, 35 percent said they dropped a job candidate because of information uncovered online. That is up from 26 percent just one year ago, according to ExecuNet, an executive job search and recruiting network.

Seventy-seven percent of respondents said they use search engines to learn more about prospective employees.

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