Job Applications #1 Social Media and Pre-Employment Screening

Most companies use recruitment agencies to search for and select suitable staff. This process normally involves the following steps:

  • Executive search – identify a target list of companies and individuals
  • Networking
  • Candidate Tracking – contact those candidates who are seeking a new appointment and meet the criteria set
  • Assessment – meetings with candidates for a  face-to-face interview. This may include the use of psychometric assessments like Work Behavior Inventory and the general intelligence tool Applied Reasoning Test

Both agencies and employers are using social networks to screen job applicants. This means that if you are looking for a new job it is important to carefully manage your image on these types of sites, including your privacy settings.

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