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It's Your Privacy - Social Networking And Your Job

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We'll review the the latest info on your Internet privacy and how you can protect it. We'll provide you with strategies, options and technical guidance on how you can make your Internet world a safer, better place for you and your family.

It's Your Privacy Topic for Today Is: Social Networking And Your Job

Social networks like Facebook, Twitter and the rest can both be a hazard or a boost towards getting employed. Job applicants who have particpated in a social network in what was believed to be a "fun" manner run a huge risk of possibly being "discovered" by the potential employer, who doesn't see such hijinks in the same way as the applicant does.

On the other hand, social networks can increase an applicant's networking opportunities, resulting in more job opportunities. A job applicant can alert others in his or her social network to an interest in finding a job.

But are there laws that protect that kind of information from getting to your prospect employer? Do you run a risk of completely exposing yourself to not only your prospective employer, but to the world at large with information that is just "too much" for anyone to really care to know?

We'll take a look at these and other related issues when it comes to how your conduct on social networks may get you hired - or fired!