At first glance you would think this is a misprint, but after applying online to a health food store, a young college grad student was asked to provide his Facebook link as part of the application process. Before doing this, he did change his photo, and this is not implying his photo was inappropriate, however really wasn’t what you want a potential employer to view. It was a silly photo of him and his friends on a Merry-Go-Round, not exactly a first impression you want a future employer to view or misunderstand.
In reality, many employers and college admissions are viewing Facebook pages. We don’t need The Social Network movie that took the number one spot for two weeks in a row, to remind us of how powerful the Internet has become.
Just recently, Jessica Bennett, wrote an amazing article for Newsweek – “What The Internet Knows About You.” If you haven’t read it, now would be a good time, and remember to pass it on to your friends and family.
With each passing day your privacy is becoming slimmer and slimmer. When it comes to your safety and the safety of your family, you need to take precautions to insure your cybersafety and your virtual resume. What is your Faceboook insurance?
With this information, as the holidays are approaching and many teens will be looking for seasonal help, they may want to take a double-take at their Facebook page. If you are an adult looking for a job, needless to say, it can’t hurt to re-evaluate what you are posting online.
What may seem humorous to you and your friends, could be offensive to others. Privacy is a gift, and how much you want to give is up to you. However give with caution!
Don’t learn the lesson the hard way, “Google Bomb! The Untold Story of the $11.3M Verdict That Changed the Way We Use the Internet,” a story everyone needs to read.