I recently read some interesting statistics concerning employers using social media for recruitment. As posted by Lisa Nielsen here, 92% of companies hiring use social media for recruiting. LinkedIn is #1, used by 93%, while Facebook is used by 66% and Twitter by 54%. As an educator in higher education, I see the need to educate students in social media skills. According to the figures, 1 of 3 employers reject candidates based on something they found in social media profiles. I know this is true! As a past principal, I had teachers posting information that would make a parent cringe. One of the first steps in teaching about social media and digital citizenship is to understand what social media tools are out there. Here is a handy “field guide” to help you navigate the wild!