19 May '11, 4am

The good and bad of job seeking on social media sites

SINGAPORE: More job seekers are scouring social media sites for job opportunies, but they are also worried about the damage it can have on their careers. A recent survey by recruitment firm Kelly Services showed that one-in-five people are using social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, seeking job openings or promotions. The survey involved more than 900 job seekers in Singapore. Facebook is the most popular social media site for Gen Y (aged 18-29) respondents to look for work but LinkedIn is preferred by Gen X (aged 30-47) and baby boomers (aged 48-65). Kelly Services said social media allows people to target exactly the job they want, and even the organisation where they want to work. However, more than a third of them admit to deliberately editing content on their social networking pages to avoid career problems. They are worried that material from their soc...

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