A few months ago, Vala Afshar, an exec at Enterasys, was looking to hire a director of social and digital marketing -- a position that came with a six-figure salary. Afshar made news when he said he wasn't accepting resumes and would only consider candidates who contacted him via Twitter.
There were 500... Read More »
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By Lawrence Dechant
Facebook users in or around the Stockton, Calif., area may be getting a new friend. A local business owner has made it his mission to friend every bar patron as a precautionary measure to keep the good patrons in and the bad ones... Read More »
Workers in every profession make mistakes in social media -- and get fired for them. But teachers' social media fails seem to be its own meme, as every day there seems to be another teacher making an epic gaffe on Facebook and Twitter. As educators, they are supposed to impart wisdom to their students. But when... Read More »
It's no secret that employers and hiring managers will check applicants' social media accounts. But now, employees need to worry about the boss checking their Facebook while they're on the job.
According to the Council of State Governments, some companies are asking employees to " 'friend' a human resources... Read More »
You've heard the stories of employees fired for social media posts: rants about work, remarks about supervisors, or photos in compromising situations. But many people don't realize how what's on Facebook, Twitter and other services can keep them from getting hired -- particularly those between the ages of 16 and... Read More »
By Aaron Guerrero
You may be a social media junkie, hopping from one site to another. But if your employer suspects you check your friend's Facebook wall more than your work emails, he may be entitled to make you hand over your passwords.
Lawmakers across the country have begun weighing social media privacy... Read More »
In a recent ruling, the National Labor Relations Board said an employer broke the law when it dismissed an employee who criticized it on Facebook and in an email, and who encouraged employees to unionize. The NLRB ordered the employer to reinstate the employee to his old job with back pay. The employee had... Read More »
By Kate Rogers
It's a given in the workplace, everyone at some time or other complains about the boss. But if your employees are blasting you on Facebook and Twitter, saying you are a bully, that you have bad B.O. or are overworking them, can you fire them?
It depends on what your worker says, and how he or... Read More »
Though Facebook still dominates the social-media landscape, Google Plus is quickly gaining a following among savvy job seekers who view the service a useful tool for job search. In fact, with some 343 million members, Google Plus has surpassed micro-blogging site Twitter and is second only to Facebook in its... Read More »
You might remember in early 2012 the report of an employer who was demanding that applicants turn over social media passwords. Suddenly, employees came forward with similar stories, prompting Facebook to threaten suit against employers who violate user privacy. Since then, states have jumped into action.... Read More »
It was near the one year anniversary of her mother's death, and Amy McClenathan was having a bad day. She posted to Facebook: "I wish I could get fired some days, it would be easier to be at home than to have go to through this." The next day, reports KTVK-TV, she was fired.
"It was a very small sentence," the... Read More »
Trying to launch a career amid the worst economy in nearly a century is not easy. And not surprisingly, Generation Y continues to suffer worse unemployment rates than the general population in the U.S. According to Generation Opportunity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization promoting employment for... Read More »
When it comes to career advice offered on Twitter, there's no shortage of so-called experts. So whom do you turn to? AOL Jobs has compiled this list of the 13 best job experts who routinely dispense insights into landing a job or a new career through Twitter, the popular microblogging social media... Read More »
By Susan Ricker
Social-media websites aren't just for catching up with friends anymore. Many companies have embraced social media as a tool to reach their consumers, and job seekers can take advantage of this information feed. While professional-networking sites such as LinkedIn may seem like the obvious... Read More »