We like to track all the creative ways people find work. We’ve seen how a well-placed tweet -or three- can land you a dream job and how Facebook or blogging can lead to a full time gig.
But all that sharing may not always be in a candidate’s best interest. A new study from Carnegie Mellon University found that up to a third of U.S. businesses were checking applicants out on social media early in the hiring process. Among them, the researchers found discrimination tied to affiliation with a political party.