Hiring Process Is Being Conducted Now Has Been Altered By The Internet

761 Words May 8th, 2016 4 Pages
The way that the hiring process is being conducted now has been altered by the internet. A majority of the interviews now aren’t even face to face, it’s more screening now. Hiring should be about skills that will be good for the job and maybe even people skills, but not about what people post online. People should be allowed to keep their personal lives separate from their professional ones. Brenda Mann’s research method seems to be an observational one. She observes a job seeking situation from the view of Jessica a marketing coordinator who wants to expand her career. She lists the ways employers use the internet to screen job applicants and how job seekers can use the internet to brand themselves. She stresses that the internet is a key component in the hiring process, and it is, but she makes a note that it’s not the only way an employer and an employee can connect.
The author poses the question why people can’t keep certain aspects of their personal and business lives separate. And on numerous occasions I’ve been told to do just that. Social media accounts often provide unfiltered access to personal information, which may include details that the employer does not need to see like inappropriate content, alcohol or drug use or false statements made about qualifications for a job. Employers do check social media accounts and it turns out that ⅓ of employers have rejected candidates based on something they found out about them online. And this is one of the main points…

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