Online networking sites that are popular with youngsters, and which often serve as a chronicle of people’s beliefs, opinions and day-to-day activities, are now attracting recruiters too. Among the many sites Facebook, which is estimated to have 49 per cent people in the prime hiring age of 18-24 years, is the most popular site for employers wanting to do a “background check” on potential employees.

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(This article was published on August 30, 2012)
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