People who talk about first amendment rights I say to them, do as you please! Exercise your first amendment right onto the unemployment line! Free speech! Go for it! LOL!
Talk about "BIG BROTHER'' ........wow !!!!
Its a thin line being walked here between screening someones FB page and violating their First Amendment Rights. First of all, my FB is set up so only those on my friend list can see my posts...so what are they doing, forcing them to friend them or give up a password? "Evidence of a well rounded personality" WTF is that? Sounds like subjective BS to me... Who is one person to say whos personality is "well rounded or not??
d427 if you read news over last couple years, this issue has gone up the Court system. Whether you like it or not, for a while companies did and expected to continue to ask for your passwords. Even today, theu still do. If you want, go sue the American business world --- millions have been spent already
I'll add something else-once you have the job, don't spend most of the time texting. We fired a few people for that. Even after they were told they were not to text while at work, they continued to do so. A lot of young people seem to be addicted to their phones. They are at work to WORK, not to do their personal business on our time!
Want to know your biggest asset? Be well spoken. A thorough grasp of the English language will get you in the door every time! Afterwards, be as productive as possible without degrading others. Attempt to ad value to the corporation at every opportunity. Don't suck up to the boss. It doesn't work!
boowah Simple and correct.
I thought it would be because of Piercings and Tattoos.
I own a business and I really do not care what someone does in their private life. Why I reject 99% of the applicants is the come to an interview with a hat on, pants not pulled up, slouch when interviewing, do not speek proper english and more. The say its "who they are" which again on their time is fine, but not on mine. Want a job, conform, otherwise you wont be working anytime soon.
Regardless of age, everyone should be very careful about what they put online for everyone to see. Too many times it can come back to harm you. If you use Social Media, be discreet.
Rather than just being careful about what they put online, maybe they ought to just do and say the right things in the first place. For example, lying is wrong so why lie about your qualifications? Using illegal drugs is, well just, illegal. Why do it? Parents need to teach their children right and wrong, how to be a responsible person, and that bad behavior has consequences. If they did that their children might not lose out on a job because of their social media postings.
on the nail head..... jteasdale ....well written !
How about old workers ?
While social media can certainly be grounds for a candidate to be passed over, the opposite side of the coin is also true: social media is an amazing networking tool that can help job seekers if they use it correctly. A personal blog, professional Twitter feed or professional website can show a candidate is willing to go the extra mile, so don’t shy away from these platforms!
Very good points. But just as a knife can be used to cut your steak, it can also be used to cut your own throat. The key as you so apply put it, is to use it to your advantage. Use them, but don't abuse them. cheers...