With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed.
More Than Half of Employers Have Found Content on Social Media That Caused Them NOT to Hire a Candidate, According to Recent CareerBuilder Survey
Your social media posts might win over or make you lose friends, but according to a recent CareerBuilder survey, they could also have a big impact on prospective employers. Seventy percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates (on par with last year), while 7 percent plan to start. And that review matters: Of those that do social research, 57 percent have found content that caused them not to hire candidates.
Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, announced on Aug. 15 the results of its newest jobs report identifying the 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2018. Considering that nearly seven in 10 (67 percent) job seekers and workers say that salary is a key piece of information they hone in on when researching jobs, according to a recent Glassdoor survey, this report helps people better understand which jobs pay the highest salaries.
Chipotle Mexican Grill said it is piloting two new menu items and promotions in select cities nationwide as part of its overall commitment to make the brand more accessible and give fans the food they love when they want it. First up is a dream come true for bacon lovers. Applewood Smoked Bacon begins its journey on the road to a national rollout after receiving a tremendous response from consumers at the NEXT kitchen in New York City. In September, bacon will expand to an eight-restaurant operations test in Orange County, Calif. before being considered for a full market test.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Aug. 10 approved Annovera (segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol vaginal system), which is a combined hormonal contraceptive for women of reproductive age used to prevent pregnancy and is the first vaginal ring contraceptive that can be used for an entire year.
Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher, founders of “Open That Bottle Night” and renowned wine journalists (grapecollective.com, formerly Washington Post), join a robust faculty of writers, editors, and coaches at the 15th annual Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, to be held Feb. 19 to 22, 2019 at Meadowood Napa Valley. “Open That Bottle Night” falls on Feb. 23, 2019. For the fourth year in a row, the symposium will offer 30 fully funded fellowships for accomplished writers in the wine, food and wine, and travel and wine fields. The three-day event includes workshops, panel discussions, tastings, and one-on-one-coaching, all supporting excellence in wine writing and providing mentorship and networking opportunities.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.