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  • 1 In 3 Employers Reject Applicants Based On Facebook Posts

    1 In 3 Employers Reject Applicants Based On Facebook Posts

    If you've ignored career experts' advice to be careful about what you post on social networks, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, this new survey may frighten you. In a survey of some 2,300 hiring managers, nearly 40 percent said they screen potential hires using social media, and many say they reject job... Continue Reading

  • FedEx Units Pay $3 Million To Settle Bias Claims

    FedEx Units Pay $3 Million To Settle Bias Claims

    By Sam Hananel WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department says the ground delivery unit of FedEx Corp. will pay $3 million to settle federal charges of hiring discrimination. The settlement with the department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs covers wages and back interest to more than 21,000 job... Continue Reading

  • Your Facebook Profile Really Can Predict Your Job Performance

    Your Facebook Profile Really Can Predict Your Job Performance

    AP What your mom said is true. If a prospective employer sees that you let it all hang out on Facebook, you're less likely to be offered a job, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. But how well you police your Facebook profile doesn't actually predict your... Continue Reading