CareerBuilder releases stats on social networks and job screening

According to a report on the New York Times website, a new study conducted by Harris Interactive for showed that "45 percent of employers questioned are using social networks to screen job candidates", and "35 percent of employers decided not to offer a job to a candidate based on the content uncovered on a social networking site".

The actual results of the study are at this URL. (That's a long, dynamic URL that may not work, that's why I shared the NY Times URL.)

The CareerBuilder URL has a lot of nice stats, breaking the information down into a) why employers disregarded candidates, b) why employers hired candidates, and c) do's and don'ts suggestions.