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Poll: Do you care if an employer sees your social media pages?

A survey by a leading recruitment firm has found that a quarter of companies check potential employees’ social media presence – would you worry about what they might see on your social media profiles?

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AN INTERESTING STATISTIC has been thrown up by research carried out by major recruitment network Hays Ireland today. They discovered that four out of five jobseekers who use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and others don’t care if a potential employer checked their activity on such pages.

Perhaps they should be more mindful – the same research found that a quarter of companies do use social media for background checks on applicants.

Whether you are looking for a job right now or not, we want to know:

Would you be worried about what an employer might see on your social media pages?

Poll Results:

I keep my Facebook, other social media private to friends/have my Tweets protected (658)
No, I have nothing to hide (359)
Yes, absolutely (197)
I would be worried over a few things on there (132)
I don't use social media (109)

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