"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Friday, March 7th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 3:44:17, Mar 7th 2014 - Robert - Fossil fuels are damaging are resources, polluting are air & water and destr ... [Read More]
- 12:32:02, Mar 7th 2014 - - "Turks suffered at the hands of Greece, Bulgaria, and Serbia. Hundreds of thousand ... [Read More]
- 7:38:38, Mar 5th 2014 - bootscoot21 - Thank you Dr. Van Gorp for this complete look at what our generation is ... [Read More]
- 8:39:53, Mar 4th 2014 - firstname.lastname@example.org - Excellent commentary, very thoughtful. Although quite len ... [Read More]
- 9:54:09, Mar 1st 2014 - - We have lost a good friend from Harmony High school class of 1970. I have many goo ... [Read More]
- 9:48:08, Mar 1st 2014 - - Rest in Peace Loenard ... [Read More]
- 9:14:19, Feb 25th 2014 - email@example.com - Eric, I don't know if you remember me but I am Erik Paulsen's M ... [Read More]
- 8:58:12, Feb 25th 2014 - jjoyengel - You are both wonderful people! You have and are doing something not just ... [Read More]
- 3:16:25, Feb 24th 2014 - TY - THANK YOU FCJ! I am not sure any of this would have happened without the excelle ... [Read More]
- 6:29:53, Feb 23rd 2014 - Proud family member - Thank you for this wonderful article about my nephew and his fa ... [Read More]
Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
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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.