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What job seekers don’t want you to see on their social media How worried are job seekers that their digital footprint will jeopardize their career opportunities? According to research by JDP, most are taking steps to hide their social media from current and future employers. The study found 82 percent enable privacy settings, while almost half create alias accounts. Other highlights:

• 56 percent say they’re trying to hide unprofessional behavior • Nearly half feel they need to hide their followers or likes • 43 percent have privacy settings to avoid coworkers and 1 in 3 refuse to connect after accepting a job

6 METRO PHOENIX CITIES RANK IN TOP 15 FOR BUYING A HOME In a new study, SmartAsset crunched the numbers to find the best U.S. cities to buy a family home, and six cities in the Phoenix metro area rank in the nation’s top 15. The six cities include Chandler, ranked third; Gilbert, ranked fourth; Mesa, ranked sixth; Glendale, ranked seventh; Scottsdale, ranked ninth; and Phoenix itself, ranked 15th. All of these Arizona cities rank within the 20-lowest rates in the study for property tax, with Scottsdale providing the lowest effective rate among them. 6

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona helps revitalize Hance Park Dedicated to giving back to the community and supporting programs that help to improve the health and quality of life for Arizonans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has partnered with the Fiesta Bowl to support the Margaret T. Hance Park Revitalization Project. This effort will bring a new, 20,000-squarefoot playground to the space including a small rock-climbing slope, shade structures, swings and a splash pad. The park in its current state is underutilized and the new addition will attract hundreds of thousands of Arizonans to enjoy fun and healthy activity in the heart of the city. The partnership is part of BCBSAZ’s commitment to inspire Arizonans to get healthier faster and stay healthier longer.

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AZBusiness November/December 2019  

Inside this issue of Az Business magazine, we celebrate Arizona Forward and its 50 years of impact. We look at some of the milestones in the...

AZBusiness November/December 2019  

Inside this issue of Az Business magazine, we celebrate Arizona Forward and its 50 years of impact. We look at some of the milestones in the...