Aug 242009
 August 24, 2009  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online, Workplace

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.

Read more on The Sydney Morning Herald

Thanks to Brian Honan for this link.

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