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NPR All Things Considered: Can't Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead


Many of Don Kluemper's management students at the University of Illinois at Chicago have had this experience: After going on a job interview, they sometimes receive "friend" requests from their interviewers.

It puts the students in a bind, he says. They fear that not accepting the request might hurt their job chances, but they also feel compelled to scrub their profiles before accepting.

"They didn't know why they were being friended," Kluemper says. "If it was some personal request or if the person was going to be screening their profile."

Jansing & Co's Reputation Report: Ortiz and President Obama's Selfie, Obamacare, The Breakfast Wars

Howard Bragman, vice chairman of, joins Chris Jansing on Jansing & Co.  What's making the rounds on social this week?  Red Sox's David Ortiz snaps a selfie with the president using a Samsung phone - a marketing ploy with lots of buzz.  Obamacare's enrollment deadline hit this week - and McDonald's and Taco Bell go to the breakfast wars.