In Korea, it is now very important for HR directors to review applicants’ SNS activities. In reflection to such hiring process, SK Telecom, the largest telecom company in Korea, announced that they would hire interns based on their SNS skills. This hiring competition only tests applicants’ ability to use social networking services without considering their grades, English ability or other specifications. The whole process of hiring except for the final interview will be open for public to view, share and participate through SNS.
The finalist will be hired as “social manager” for 6 weeks internship and have a chance to manage SKT’s online and offline media channels. This hiring competition is unprecedented attempt among Korean companies, and shows how SNS is becoming more and more important in in business.