Breakfast Buzz: Using Social Media to Find a Job


Places that you find friends can now land you a job. That story tops this morning’s Breakfast Buzz.

KNWA told you this week McDonald’s is hiring via Snapchat. Facebook also has a jobs bookmark. It lets you filter positions by location, industry and type. You can even apply on Facebook. Searching other sites like Instagram also bring up jobs when you search for certain hashtags. Your future employer will likely be searching social media sites just like you.

According to a new Careerbuilder study, a record-high of 70% of employers are using social media to screen candidates. That’s up significantly from 60% last year. The study also shows recent of employers were found to be less likely to interview a candidate they couldn’t find online.

Teachers get free coffee this summer at Krispy Kreme. All through June and July, the doughnut and coffeehouse chain is offering a free coffee to teachers who show proper ID with the purchase a regularly priced item at participating stores. A spokesperson for the company says Krispy Kreme has honored teachers at different intervals throughout the year, but found the summer months allow them to actually enjoy the offers.

KFC wants to send a chicken sandwich to outer space. The chain says it will send its spicy ‘zinger’ sandwich to the edge of the atmosphere next week. It is partnering with Arizona company World View Enterprises on the project. They will use a high altitude balloon on June 21. If all goes well, the sandwich will  stay in space for at least four days. When it returns to earth, it will bring back telemetry data.

A new craft beer in Mexico features a label that shows a cartoon of President Donald Trump as a gun-slinging Mariachi man. It’s a joint venture of both Mexican and U.S. brewers. Going on sale last month, the beer sold out the original batch of 1,200 bottles and more than 400 quarts on tap in the very first week. The CEO of the Mexican brewery said he and his U.S. partners wanted to show Trump that companies on both sides of the border can collaborate to make “great products.”

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