This morning I read with great interest an article on the New York Times website titled "Social Media History Becomes a New Job Hurdle". The article discusses using social media profiles to help judge whether a candidate is suitable for a prospective role.
I was slightly taken aback with the amount of recruiters in the US that are allegedly using social media research to help with the candidate selection process.
I was interested to see what others think about this process and whether social media activity should play a role in modern recruitment practice? Should a candidates private life have any bearing on their career path?