It’s not just your ex who’s looking you up online

Interesting comment from Dennis Howlett in the ICAEW’s IT Counts social network which , in response to a post from Jennifer Whitehead, on the real risk that employer’s will use Facebook to check on employee’s activity:

“Recruiters and talent management people are VERY interested in what they can discern from Facebook profiles. As one very senior exec recently said to me: “I can learn a lot more from a person’s social graph (connections etc) than I can from their resume.” Trust me on this one, these sites will be central in selection processes. I’m already seeing the prototypes for discovering and sifting these froms of data. In fact I’d actively encourage companies to go this route.”