Simply entering in a person's name on a search engine website can bring up multiple hits linking to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 05, 2012
For years companies have run pre-employment screenings on potential candidates, like background check services offered by newly released website CriminalRecords.us.org but the advent of social media also plays an important role in employee hiring too.
It can be easy to find a potential employees social media accounts with search engines like Google. Simply entering in a person's name on a search engine website can bring up multiple hits linking to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. Employers have also even asked for hiring candidates usernames and passwords to these websites.
Using Facebook logins for employment screening is a questionable technique, but is being done. CriminalRecords.us.org recommends those going through the hiring process to not give away their login information, as this violates Facebook usage conditions.
Potential employees can, however, avoid negative search engine results by utilizing privacy settings on their social media accounts, that way hiring managers can only see the deemed “public” information on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube and not penalize a job seeker for inappropriate content if everything is filtered properly.
Though CriminalRecords.us.org offers background check services for all people and employers, social media has gone beyond the scope of a simple check. Job seekers can still stay ahead of this curve, until the background check industry keeps up, but in the meantime it's recommended to keep a clean online image.
Background check and criminal records website CriminalRecords.us.org provides all-inclusive history reports to thousands of people each day. The company also gives clients professional customer service options to aid court record searches through a live chat on the website and a toll free telephone number (1-866-434-4253). Visit CriminalRecords.us.org for more information or email josh(at)criminalrecords(dot)us(dot)org.