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What Does YOUR Facebook Profile Tell Potential Employers?

Facebook Changing HR and Recruiting

“Ya, ya, ya David, I know. You should never post anything on Facebook that you wouldn’t want your boss seeing. Tell me something I don’t know!”

I’m sure this was the response more than one of you had. But here’s the thing: it’s not just about WHAT you’re posting to Facebook that could be a game-changer. It’s HOW you present yourself.

The video in this article from The Baltimore Sun does a great job of explaining what this is means. In short, it suggests that any potential employer could go to your Facebook profile and learn anything about you that they could in an interview. Sound unfair? Maybe it is. But the truth is that it’s the mentality a lot of people have out there – which means your Facebook profile better reflect you in a positive light!

Check out the video (sorry – it wouldn’t allow me to embed it here on the blog) and let me know your thoughts. Is this surprising? Or just another logical step in the way social media is evolving every facet of our lives?