Facebook, MySpace, and Other Social Networking Sites: Are They Dangerous, Opportunities, or Both?

Here is a brief overview of the presentation about using social networks for recruiting which will be delivered by the President and Founder of CollegeRecruiter.com, Steven Rothberg.

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In this nuts-and-bolts and humorous presentation, Steven will demystify social networking sites and demonstrate the tremendous risks and opportunities they present to employers.

Social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Friendster are amongst the most popular sites online, especially amongst high school and college students. Unlike most sites where even regular visitors spend at most minutes a week and look at a handful of pages, visitors to social networking sites often invest hours a day at the sites, view hundreds of pages, and disclose a tremendous amount of information about themselves and their friends.

The goal of the session is to learn how a rapidly growing percentage of employers are using social networking sites as part of their recruiting process and to explore the pros and cons of using these sites for things like sourcing and background checking. You will learn about social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, and others. Knowing how these sites are used by candidates and how you can benefit as a recruiter is an important step in developing new recruiting methods.

This topic always generates a a lot of questions and an always-lively discussion so come prepared to be informed, inspired and enabled! Don’t miss it…

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  1. One of the great things about being able to discuss how recruiters can and should use Facebook and MySpace with a roomful of recruiters is that there is a huge difference in opinion. Some have never been to the sites but want to know what all the fuss is about. Some use them for background checking and I try to convince them not to. Some use them like quasi-resume banks and I applaud them but also give them a few words of caution.

  2. Wayne McLaughlin

    FaceBook and Myspace are not dangerous if you know what you are doing. Matter in face I use these sites for networking and finding friends. You can choose your friends on the sites and they also choose you as well. These sites are good to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You can put a blocker if they use certain terms or words such as profanity.

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