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As the use of social media permeates our lives, it is important for business educators to promote the effective use of this technology to students for both their role as job seekers as well as potential hiring managers. This article will present current perceptions among business students on using social media in the job search process, primary research from recruiters in an attempt to understand employers’ policies and practices with respect to the use of social media in the hiring process, key laws which students should be aware of with respect to the use of social media by employers, and practical guidance for students throughout their business school experience. In addition, a proposed teaching method will be presented on how to convey this practical guidance to students in a compelling and impactful manner.


Justin Blount, et. al., Social Media: Creating Student Awareness of its Use in the Hiring Process, 8 Southern Journal of Business & Ethics 202 (2016)



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