According to a new survey, nearly half of U.S. employers research the online profiles of job candidates on social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, or LinkedIn, AFT reports. Forty-five percent of the employers surveyed for, the largest U.S. online job site, said they use social-networking sites to check on job candidates, up from just 22 percent in a survey conducted last year. Another 11 percent said they plan to start using social networking sites for screening. "As social networking grows increasingly pervasive, more employers are utilizing these sites to screen potential employees," CareerBuilder said, adding that job seekers should...

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