Recruiting in age of social networkingSites like Facebook, Second Life can be high-impact, low-cost way to find talentBy Danielle Harder04/21/2008|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/18/2008 In a bright, spacious room, the benches are neatly lined up in rows. A giant screen at the front is ready to play a PowerPoint presentation. Young people — some with spiky hairdos or unconventional outfits — take a seat. In walks a police officer who begins his pitch to join the Vancouver Police Department (VPD).The only thing real here is the message. The police officer and potential recruits are avatars, computer-generated digital characters interacting in a virtual community known as Second Life.More than seven million avatars — real-life players logging on from around the globe — inhabit this world, opening up a new, and very large, audience to recruiters. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.