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July 22nd, 2011
09:54 AM ET

Would you pass a social media background check?

When pursuing job opportunities, applicants have come to expect that companies will likely perform a criminal background check on them as a part of the hiring process.

Some businesses are now taking this process a step further and have started looking online for anything that could raise a red flag about a potential employee.

In addition to the background check, many companies have started to require that job candidates pass a social media background check as well, but what exactly does this process entail?

Max Drucker, CEO and president of Social Intelligence, a company that provides this service to businesses, joins Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi today to discuss what his company does and to explain what people should do to make sure that there isn't something that could effect them negatively online.

Filed under: Social Media
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. usernamesok

    Overall, it doesn't seem very ethical. Comments that people write online have nothing to do with job performance as far as I'm concerned.

    I've decided that its not good to associate your real name / photos with a personalized Twitter or Facebook account. On job finding sites like , Career Builder, etc there is an option for including Facebook , Twitter, and more. You may as well not even consider that unless these accounts relate to your career.

    I'm researching background checks and this is definitely worth making note of.

    July 24, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  2. Bhim Bahadur chhetri

    I m waiting for that

    July 24, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
  3. Bhim Bahadur chhetri

    I never want to miss job ipportunities

    July 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm |