10/12/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

One In Five Bosses Screen Applicants' Web Lives: Poll

Written references could become old hat for hiring managers with one in five saying they use social networking sites to research job candidates -- and a third of them dismissing the candidate after what they discover.

A survey by online job site of 3,169 hiring managers found 22 percent of them screened potential staff via social networking profiles, up from 11 percent in 2006.

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