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Social media is now playing an important role in quests for employment. The stories abound about people loosing their jobs due to blogs, myspace and face book profiles.
Many companies do not have social media and blogger guidelines in place to govern online interaction but that is now changing even more notably is social media presences are coming into play in job hirings. The president elect was able to use social media to acquire his new job now he is asking potential staffers about their social media presence as part of their background checks.
Obama wants applicants to “list all aliases or ‘handles’ you have used to communicate on the Internet,” and asks people to include any e-mail that might embarrass the president-elect, along with any blog posts and links to their Facebook.com pages.< Jax4News.com
The web is no longer the wild west it is now an integral part of everyday life. People are hired, meet spouses, get fired, make friends and now their interactions are part of the hiring process.