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Screening Applicants Using Social Media

Creating a good resumé might no longer be enough when applying for jobs, as companies no longer just look at a person’s resumé — they also look at a person’s social media activity, a process known as cybervetting.

These were readily available information in the form of raw data and metadata, meaning what they had posted, when and how; analytics information that would require processing, for example, results of sentiment analysis or topic modeling of an applicants' posts; and information related to users' online social network that is often used for social network analysis, for example who follows whom on social media.

The question is, are people okay with this method? It turns out, the responses are mixed. Some are worried, while some are not.

More details about this over at TechXplore.

What are your thoughts about this one?

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I work under the assumption that everything I put online is read by everyone in my life.
But I suppose that I haven't taken "sentiment analysis" into account.
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