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New Website Shares the Importance of Social Media on Background Checks


New background check website provides info on the importance of clean social media profiles, like Facebook and Twitter, and how employers use these accounts in the hiring process.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 05, 2012

For years companies have run pre-employment screenings on potential candidates, like background check services offered by newly released website but the advent of social media also plays an important role in employee hiring too.

It can be easy to find a potential employees social media accounts with search engines like Google. Simply entering in a person's name on a search engine website can bring up multiple hits linking to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. Employers have also even asked for hiring candidates usernames and passwords to these websites.

Using Facebook logins for employment screening is a questionable technique, but is being done. recommends those going through the hiring process to not give away their login information, as this violates Facebook usage conditions.

Potential employees can, however, avoid negative search engine results by utilizing privacy settings on their social media accounts, that way hiring managers can only see the deemed “public” information on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube and not penalize a job seeker for inappropriate content if everything is filtered properly.

Though offers background check services for all people and employers, social media has gone beyond the scope of a simple check. Job seekers can still stay ahead of this curve, until the background check industry keeps up, but in the meantime it's recommended to keep a clean online image.

Background check and criminal records website provides all-inclusive history reports to thousands of people each day. The company also gives clients professional customer service options to aid court record searches through a live chat on the website and a toll free telephone number (1-866-434-4253). Visit for more information or email josh(at)criminalrecords(dot)us(dot)org.

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