Study: 70 percent of companies have rejected job candidates for their social media activity

That’s the bad news. Good news is nearly as many have also hired people because of what they saw on social media.

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If so, some new data is only going to make you fret more.

Online reputation company Reppler surveyed 300 hiring professionals and found that 91 percent of those companies use social networking sites to screen prospective employees.

Nearly 70 percent of the hiring managers surveyed say that they have rejected a candidate because of what they saw about them on a social networking site.

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