The German government warned job-seekers Friday to avoid posting potentially compromising pictures or remarks on social networking sites such as Facebook, citing a study about their use by employers.
Consumer affairs minister Ilse Aigner “calls on citizens who use the Internet often to think about what they put online,” a spokeswoman for her ministry told a regular government news conference.
The ministry sounded the alarm bell after a study it commissioned found that more than one in four firms routinely vet applicants by doing online searches, often before extending invitations to job interviews.
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