Should you be using social media to get a job?

Several top recruiters weigh in on whether they search candidates on Facebook, and how job seekers can professionally interact with recruiters on social media platforms.

The majority of recruiters at hiring organizations have their own social media accounts to interact with the larger community, which means they can easily search you on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and vice versa.

But for individual users looking to use their accounts for both personal and professional purposes, privacy settings can and should be utilized, Bucky Fairfax told Devex at the D.C. Career Forum.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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