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How Hiring Managers Depend on Social Media

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Landing a job interview depends on a number of factors: organized résumé, impressive references, and not using that picture of you doing body shots off your friend Earl's belly for your default Facebook photo. When hiring managers readily admit they peruse applicants' Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts, it's best to keep those profiles professional and organized.

But how exactly are HR departments utilizing social media to corral the job seekers? What are they looking for? What sites are they checking? Can 20+ monthly check-ins at Arby's hurt or help your employment chances?

Job resource site Career Enlightenment takes a look at social media's role in the research of a hiring manager. Take a look.

(See also: Infographic: What's Social Media Marketing Worth?)

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