Social media could cost you a job

Prospective candidates looking for employment in the public service will now be vetted on their use of social media and the internet.

 

JOHANNESBURG - Prospective candidates looking for employment in the public service will now be vetted on their use of social media and the internet.

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The additional reference-checking is intended to ensure that government’s recruitment processes are enhanced beyond the traditional means of screening.

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Until now, reference checking was limited to criminal records, citizenship verification, financial record checks, qualification checks and previous employment checks.

 

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