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16. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 30, 2012, 16:08 Beamer
 
NegaDeath wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 15:53:
Then there's also the possibility of discrimination if a person doesn't even HAVE a facebook account (hand raised).

"Oh sorry we can't spy on you, we'll have to look for someone else"


Of course. I've mentioned that here before. If you have two candidates that have interviewed equally well, have similar backgrounds and are similarly qualified you start looking to other places. If one has a Facebook page that shows a smiling, happy person with interests similar to you and one is just an internet black hole you're almost definitely thinking that one looks like a fun person to be around and the other is either hiding something or antisocial.

Of course, if the guy with the Facebook page doesn't cultivate it well and comes across as creepy then you go with the other person.



It's 2012. The internet is important. Not having any kind of presence, most notably on LinkedIn, then Facebook, then anywhere else, is going to hurt you. Hell, pretty much before I reach out to anyone for anything I look them up in LinkedIn and Facebook to see what they're like. For anything. One of the better ways I did this was when I used Craigslist to hire someone to do a few hours of manual labor. Not wanting to be scammed or robbed I threw every responding email address into Facebook. I found a college kid and hired him, figuring a college kid is less likely to screw me over than a random dude in his 40s looking to do similar work.
But I'll do it when recruiters contact me, or when I'm going to a meeting with someone I don't know inside my own company, etc.
 
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