There have been numerous discussions here regarding individuals chronicling their daily lives through the use of Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other social media. We can provide location information through foursquare or talk about our job through a Facebook status update or Twitter tweet. The possibilities are endless and lawyers are beginning to focus on social media

                    

Social media sites can give an employer/recruiter information about potential hires that you can’t ask in an interview.  Take Facebook for instance, you can learn the following about me from my profile and posts:

  • Race/Ethnicity – just take a look at my picture;
  • Age – set forth in my profile;
  • Marital Status – set

                                           

This Friday I will be speaking at TalentNet Live regarding the implications of social media in the hiring process.  I hope you can join me.

                                        

With the rise of social networks that permit us to update the world on the details of our lives and smart-phones that allow access to email, social networks, and the internet 24/7, there is always something to do. Take a look around. On my drive into work there is always someone on a phone texting