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Social Media History Becomes a New Job Hurdle

Job Search Professional Networking social media Facebook JENNIFER PRESTON

Submitted Aug 28 2011 by Linda Cruz, 34 comments

Companies have long used criminal background checks, credit reportsand even searches on Google and LinkedIn to probe the previous lives of prospective employees. Now, some companies are requiring j...more»


How to land a job at Facebook

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Submitted Nov 24 2011 by Victor Bennett, 10 comments

So you want to work at Facebook, one of the world's hottest companies -- what do you have to get your foot in the door and get noticed? It's not going to be easy -- you have competition.more»


Facebook Is Making Us Miserable

social media Facebook Networking DANIEL GULATI

Submitted Dec 9 2011 by Linda Cruz, 11 comments

When Facebook was founded in 2004, it began with a seemingly innocuous mission: to connect friends. Some seven years and 800 million users later, the social network has taken over most as...more»


You Are the Average of Your Five Closest Friends

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Submitted Nov 24 2011 by Susan Copper, 4 comments

I won’t name names, so we’ll call her Jane. Jane’s five closest friends are two engineers at Google, an engineer at Eventbrite, an architect, and her father (which is so cute), who is the presiden...more»


Sifting the Professional From the Personal

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Submitted Jan 7 2012 by Jason Edwards, 11 comments

AMONG online networking sites, LinkedIn stands out as the specialized one — it’s for professional connections only. Enlarge This Image Lloyd Miller Add to Portfolio LinkedIn C...more»


Separating You and Me? 4.74 Degrees

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Submitted Nov 21 2011 by Victor Bennett, 3 comments

The world is even smaller than you thought. Enlarge This Image Cornell News Service Jon Kleinberg of Cornell said weak ties could be important. Well Share your thoughts on this column ...more»


It's Always Sunny in Silicon Valley

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Submitted May 3 2012 by Linda Cruz, 3 comments

The Valley's techies live in a bubble of prosperity. Optimism has its advantages, but some worry the region may lose touch with the rest of the world Every so often, the best parties come to rep...more»


How Online Companies Get You to Share More and Spend More

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Submitted Jul 19 2011 by Katie Baldwin, 2 comments

You’re not stupid, but you can be fooled. For millennia, the best salespeople have known how to exploit the vulnerabilities of the human mind. In the burgeoning field of behavioral economics, ...more»


Facebook Profiles Found to Predict Job Performance

Career Path Facebook LESLIE KWOH

Submitted Feb 21 2012 by Susan Copper, 4 comments

Could your Facebook profile be a predictor of job performance? A new study from Northern Illinois University, the University of Evansville and Auburn University suggests it can. Leslie Kwoh has det...more»


Why Gen Y Facebook users keep career info out

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Submitted Jan 13 2012 by Katie Baldwin, 3 comments

Two-thirds of Facebook users between 18 and 29 do not include a single employer's name on their profiles, thwarting several big companies' efforts to use the network as a recruiting tool. FORTUNE ...more»

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