Facebook reports having more than 1 billion active users, with more than 50%—that’s 618 million users—logging on daily. Twitter has more than 500 million registered users, and LinkedIn has more than 225 million members worldwide.
There is no denying that social media use has exploded. It makes sense to be online. But it comes with a price—your privacy.
A 2012 survey of 2,303 hiring managers and human resource professionals by CareerBuilder.com found that 37% of employers use social networks to screen job candidates. A third of employers who scanned social media reported finding content that made them disqualify a candidate—half of them cited inappropriate photos and information as the reason.