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This weekend I've been reading the Tweeting for Teachers publication that has recently been produced by Pearson and NoTosh. This report is not just about Twitter, but about other social media used by teachers as well. There are many findings in this report, but I've chosen to write about a few here that I feel are important for the teachers I work with. A large part of the report deals with professional development. This is an area that I know many teachers feel quite strongly about.
Over the past few years, we've seen social media used in the job market in a number of ways — startups , small businesses and large corporations alike are diving into the socialverse to find top talent, and job seekers are likewise getting creative with social media. Social media monitoring service Reppler recently surveyed more than 300 hiring professionals to determine when and how job recruiters are screening job candidates on different social networks. The study found that more than 90% of recruiters and hiring managers have visited a potential candidate's profile on a social network as part of the screening process. And a whopping 69% of recruiters have rejected a candidate based on content found on his or her social networking profiles — an almost equal proportion of recruiters (68%), though, have hired a candidate based on his or her presence on those networks.