A new survey has revealed that a whopping 92 percent of U.S. companies have admitted that they are using social networks to find talent in 2012.
In addition to checking the prospective employee's resume, nearly 3 out of 4 hiring managers and recruiters check candidates' social profiles - 48 percent always do so, even if they are not provided.
AdvertisementLinkedIn still remains as the recruiting hot spot, but some serious hiring also takes place on Facebook and Twitter, according to the poll by social recruiting platform Jobvite, which polled more than 1,000 human resources and recruitment professionals.
"The rise in social recruiting has allowed both candidates and employers an easier way to find the best match," LA Times quoted Dan Finnigan, president and CEO of Jobvite, as saying.
"We continue to see social recruiting gain popularity because it is more efficient than the days of sifting through a haystack of resumes," he said.
While the survey may be a bit self-serving as Jobvite offers social media recruiting tools - it does provide some insight that even when one is done with the office, they are probably being watched.
Two-thirds of recruiters are using Facebook and more than half are tackling Twitter for their talent search, the survey showed.
Sure, the recruiters say they don't judge people on their religion or politics but they do raise their eyebrows at how you express yourself.
Posted profanity got a 61percent negative reaction, plus grammar and spelling mistakes got a 54percent negative reaction.
Bragging about your boozing also didn't play well.
Nearly half of the recruiters decided against hiring people who had put posts on alcohol consumption.