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No Facebook? We’ll Keep Your Resume on File…

It used to be that you had to be careful what you said on Facebook if you were in the market for a new job. Now not saying anything at all may be a strike against you.

Companies are looking more and more at the mere presence of social media in the lives of potential hires. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become so widely used that avoidance of them is enough to raise eyebrows.

“If you don’t have a social media page, are you now identifying yourself in a way that suggests you’re outside the mainstream?” said John Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a global outplacement firm.

In today’s world, where many people are permanent job seekers, “social media presence is basically a must in managing one’s career,” he said. “Not doing so will cause many to question why and will raise red flags about your candidacy. What do you not what people to know? What are you hiding?”

And if you’re going for a professional position? Don’t even think about not being LinkedIn. Check out the whole article at MSNBC… your career will thank you.

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