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August 6, 2011

How Facebook Can Affect Your Career: Infographic

According to roughly 45 percent of employers now reportedly use social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to screen potential employees,

Not all Facebook-related employment decisions are necessarily negative, as depicts in the below infographic. Indeed, 18 percent of employers have found information that has actually facilitated their decision to hire a job applicant.

Of those surveyed, 35 percent of employers were reported to have found content that cause them not to hire a candidate for an open position.

In one of the "recent  firsts" which perhaps shows that " social media" is being increasingly looked as a "channel" in recruitment purposes , has been that  the National Labor Relations Board recently decided to give employers a free hand in firing employees for inappropriate material found on social networks, as reported by the The Huffington Post this week.