So a reply to another question got me thinking. The mom had commented that she felt it was stupid for employers to look at applicants facebook/myspace etc pages during the application process to help with a decision, that what you do in your personal life shouldn't matter. My reaction was that its not stupid. You can tell a lot about a person by how they present themselves online. For instance a job that would require an early shift most likely would not want to hire someone who is out partying all night and likely hung over or too tired to get up the next morning. Employers want to make sure their employees make the company look good, and if you look like a jack ass on your social website page and don't care then you may not care about your job! Its all about discretion. What you choose to do in your personal life reflects on your character plain and simple.Answer Question
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No, I don't think it should matter what is on a networking page whether or not you get a job. As a potential employer they are already given access to your credit score, records, and more. If they have all that, 2 interviews and a drug test and still can't figure out if you are a decent person or not a profile that you put up to keep in touch with old HS buddies shouldn't matter. Also, there are many times aspects revealed on your profile that you may not want potential employers to know but that shouldn't hurt your chances at getting a job. Ex: I am Bi-Polar, I have a MySpace Blog that talks about my struggles. My DH is a recovering addict, I have a MySpace Blog there too... Now, neither of these SHOULD be able to stop me from getting a job. But both could bring up personal prejudices on the part of the boss and stop me from getting a job. Yet neither would actually affect how and if I do my job.
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