Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Did You Know Failing to Join Facebook Means You are a Psychopath?

Not only are you a potential mass-murdering psychopath, good luck getting a job, because employers are wary of individuals without Facebook profiles. They want to read all of your comments and look at all of your pictures. "Peeping Tom", anyone?  This is nothing but an effort by Big Brother to increase the social acceptability of what would've been - just years ago - considered very creepy behavior. It's a total violation of privacy. In fact, the lack of a Facebook account, more than likely, translates to a mature person, who chooses to use his or her time wisely, someone who is beyond petty schoolyard drama.

"I asked Kluemper about the “personality red flags” that their reviewers looked for. He was a little vague but said that a person with obvious mood swings, who is overly emotional in their postings would not be an attractive candidate. Meanwhile, a person with a lot of Facebook friends who takes a lot of crazy photos would be rated as extroverted and friendly — which are attractive qualities in a candidate.

Key takeaway for hiring employers: The Facebook page is the first interview; if you don’t like a person there, you probably won’t like working with them. The bad news for employers, though, who are hoping to take the Facebook shortcut: “So many more profiles are restricted in what the public can access,” says Kluemper.
Oh, and according to the German magazine Der Taggspiegel "James Holmes and Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik have common ground in their lack of Facebook profiles".

Here is an interesting comment article:
"At my company we do not hire people who do not have Facebook accounts or who make their Facebook accounts inaccessible to H.R. and security personnel. It's very simple, we are looking for a certain type of employee, one who lives a lifestyle that is compatible with our values and corporate mission. If you have anything you need to hide, then seek employment elsewhere. Job seekers, remember that your Facebook is a marketing tool, and the product you are marketing is yourself. Every single post you make, every picture you upload, everything you 'Like,' it's all subject to employer scrutiny. What employers are looking for are physically fit, morally upright, non-political individuals who have enough discretion to avoid posting comments about controversial topics, and who do not feel it necessary to post pictures that might bring discredit to themselves or the organizations they are affiliated with.

- Jim Thompson, Seattle, WA , 08/8/2012
The real message here is, conform, conform, conform...or else!

Links:


Facebook can tell you if a person is worth hiring.


Beware, Tech Abandoners. People Without Facebook Accounts Are 'Suspicious.'

4 comments:

Anonymous,  03:05  

These articles make me want to delete my FB pronto!

Mr.MK,  03:14  

I had a Facebook account and its the most BORING site I have ever encountered on the internet! I couldnt understand why people were telling me how great it was. Within hours of joining i was poked and offered "lollipops" by alleged adults who to be frank...shouldve known better or who have the mental age of a 6 year old. People who chose to chat were either people I'd spent years trying to eradicate from my social circle or someone wishing to inform me of their latest bowel movement.

The emotionally stable are those who choose not to be on there not the other way around. The worlds gone mad!

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