Jobseekers may have to reconsider their presence on Facebook after a survey released today reveals over 50% of employers use the site to assess potential employees.
A survey from Edinburgh Business School released on Monday showed Facebook users are anxious that photos of bad behaviour may haunt their future job prospects with more than half of employers claiming to have used Facebook to weed out job candidates.
Facebook has settings to control the information seen by different types of friends, but only one third use them, the report said.
I asked some student jobseekers whether or not they were nervous about today’s findings.
Thousands of revellers are set to gather this evening as Bonfire Night gets underway in the Lothians.
Edinburgh’s official display will be held at Meadowbank Stadium, while other large-scale events take place in Mussleburgh, Pencaitland and Hopetoun House in South Queensferry. Alasdair Peoples reports.