Monday, February 13, 2017

Job Seekers, Check Your Selfie

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Job Seekers, Check Your Selfie
Majority of Advertising and Marketing Executives Google Candidates, Survey Shows

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MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 13, 2017  /PRNewswire/ -- Looking to land a job in the creative industry? You'll need more than an impressive resume and portfolio, according to new research from staffing firm The Creative Group. Sixty-three percent of advertising executives and 44 percent of marketing executives said they search online for information about prospective employees at least some of the time.

And if hiring managers don't like what they see, applicants could be removed from the running. Almost half (48 percent) of advertising executives and more than one-quarter (26 percent) of marketing executives have decided not to extend a job offer to a candidate based on what they uncovered online.

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