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The debate of using social sites for background checks.

With the overwhelming response and participation these new e-line chat sites are receiving, companies are now looking to incorporate these into their respective background checks while selecting new employees. Do you think this is the right thing to do? is it fair?

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I am assuming by e-line chat site you are talking about sites such as Facebook, twitter and myspace. However, this response I suppose could go for anything. I have had personal experience with this particular topic. As someone looking to get back into work after several years off, I decided it would be best to start by substituting within school districts. I applied to several districts, as I figured the more schools to choose, the more money I would make. At one district, I was asked to show resume, credentials, etc. I had no trouble getting sub. jobs at this district.

It wasn't until I hit the second district that things started to go south. I had an interview with the district (yes for substituting), I went though all of the videos for safety and signing up with the substitute website. A few days later I was called by the district for what I thought was a second interview (which I thought was strange for subbing). When I got into the interview, the ...

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Should social sites and e-line chat sites be used by potential employers as part of the background check process? This topic is explored as well as whether or not this is a fair practice.