According to a 2012 survey – 69% of employers report using a background screening. That makes this article an important read for every job seeker. Special Report: Check on Background Checks | 2013-09-23 | Workforce.com.
While there are always exceptions – it is nice to have more evidence that employers are not uniformly demanding personal social media access. Clearing Up Some Misconceptions on Social Media and Privacy | The Practical Employer.