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Now, log onto Facebook, Twitter for jobs

tech reviews Updated: Jan 02, 2010 17:33 IST

JobsIf you’re glued to Twitter and Facebook you may soon find a job, suggest media experts. According to consultant Laurel Papworth there were nearly 350 million Facebook users across the world, who made the social networking site the best way to find a job.

If someone wanted a job with a particular company they could make an ad on Facebook targeting that company and offer their services to the corporate network. "It's easy, cheap and accessible," the Couriermail quoted Papworth, as saying. She pointed out that Aussie recruiters were already using Twitter to look for employees and also monitoring chat about a job ad topic. Papworth added that even seniors had actively started using Facebook and it was no more confined to youngsters.

However, lawyer Nick Duggal believes there are some negative aspects of social networking. He said: "Just like sports people and celebrities we all have our 10 gigabytes of fame and we are all branded public property if what we do in private time impacts the public brand of a company we work for." Duggal added that an employer could make a biased decision if he/she recruits using a Facebook since age, race and sexuality are often openly listed on personal pages.