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Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 12:33:17, May 3rd 2016 - :) - :) ... [Read More]
- 9:15:44, May 3rd 2016 - Hawkeye63 - Put that into in your pipe and smoke it, Paul!! ... [Read More]
- 10:57:13, May 2nd 2016 - Happy! - The softball girls are soooo relieved! ... [Read More]
- 12:47:26, Apr 30th 2016 - LOLZ - Boy, I'm glad I don't live in SEMEN. ... [Read More]
- 6:37:45, Apr 29th 2016 - SEMN - Really you don't own that sign in! Grow up! I can't stop laughing! Last time I ... [Read More]
- 3:52:31, Apr 29th 2016 - Combat Veteran - @Paul- Where is your "you're a racist, warmongering, hateful, bigot" ... [Read More]
- 8:54:50, Apr 28th 2016 - LOLZ - Some dough head is using my name. I couldn't care less about the school, my ki ... [Read More]
- 2:10:13, Apr 28th 2016 - SEMN - What are you going to do about it SEMN? Last time I checked you didn't own the ... [Read More]
- 8:02:21, Apr 28th 2016 - SEMN - So who's the clown that is using my sign in, grow up. ... [Read More]
- 5:54:17, Apr 28th 2016 - Lala - Look the bully FC girl switched sports! ... [Read More]
Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in All Columnists
Posted in All Columnists
Profiling, “the recording and analysis of a person’s psychological and behavioral characteristics, so as to assess or predict their capabilities,” is often associated in a negative light when you’re the potential employee. When you’re the employer, however, profiling prospective employees is one the best ways to help determine whether to say ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ to a potential hire.
The way you showcase yourself in the interview room is, no doubt, a huge portion of whether you’ll be considered for the job, but the way you showcase yourself online holds significant weight as well. There’s no doubt that controversy exists over whether employers should be able to access and analyze your Facebook account, but whether you give them your login credentials or not, they can still look you up.
Findings after a University of North Carolina study showed that employers often look at applicants Facebook profiles searching for evidence of drug and alcohol use or signs that an individual is not responsible or self-disciplined.
Not to stereotype, but heavy drinkers or drug addicts probably aren’t the large target audience to read this column. The reason for this week’s column is to bring awareness to the fact that when posting to your personal social media accounts, it’s important to use good judgment. Being especially attentive to make sure you don’t post something that could easily be mistaken or misjudged.
Nothing is private anymore, unless of course you don’t have any link to social media. This group is a very small percentage of people. The bottom line here is social media users – beware of social media profiling because it happens more often than you think. Take a moment and think before you post; employers – I probably just took a little bit of fun out of the candidate screening process by making it more of an even playing field.