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Re: Job Interviews and Social Media

Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:01 PM

View PostAutocrat, on 26 July 2012 - 02:22 PM, said:

I've heard that college admission officers also demand you to give them access to your Facebook accounts, and the trend is becoming more common. In this scenario, do you think not having a profile will cause you trouble? Do you think that if you prefer solitude and don't like such attention sinks then you will be rejected on the basis of being ignorant?

Can you cite this?
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Re: Job Interviews and Social Media

Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:08 PM

I apologize, I clicked the - button by mistake, my stupid trackpad, and I have been trying to find out how to undo it. I see it can't be done, someone +1 it on my behalf.

Other than that, I agree we have a right, but your rights are not always respected. You could be rejected for saying NO to that.

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View PostAutocrat, on 26 July 2012 - 02:22 PM, said:

I've heard that college admission officers also demand you to give them access to your Facebook accounts, and the trend is becoming more common. In this scenario, do you think not having a profile will cause you trouble? Do you think that if you prefer solitude and don't like such attention sinks then you will be rejected on the basis of being ignorant?

Can you cite this?

http://collegeapps.a.../a/Facebook.htm

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Re: Job Interviews and Social Media

Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:44 PM

Looking at and "(demanding that you) give them access to" your Facebook account are two very different things. Unless I missed something in that article, it seems to only be referencing the former.
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Re: Job Interviews and Social Media

Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:33 PM

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what a schizophrenic OP.

my facebook is pictures of me rolling in pussy.
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Re: Job Interviews and Social Media

Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:46 PM

View Posth4nnib4l, on 27 July 2012 - 12:44 AM, said:

Looking at and "(demanding that you) give them access to" your Facebook account are two very different things. Unless I missed something in that article, it seems to only be referencing the former.

Yes, I know that, but in some cases they even ask you to give the credentials.
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Re: Job Interviews and Social Media

Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:54 PM

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We were over this a few months ago. Nobody was able to come up with an actual case of this happening, or a sensible reason why anyone would do this - sensible from the school's point of view, that is.
I'm thinking you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet.
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Re: Job Interviews and Social Media

Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:58 PM

I recently cleared out almost all of my personal info on my Facebook page, because the thought occurred, "who am I telling this to?". Anyone on my friends list knows me well enough to know almost everything Facebook would ask me to write about anyway, so I have learned to ignore the urge to tell "the world" where I study, work or how I feel.
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Re: Job Interviews and Social Media

Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:13 PM

if there's one thing i love, it's definitely an impersonal facebook page.
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Re: Job Interviews and Social Media

Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:29 PM

View Postsupersloth, on 26 July 2012 - 02:33 PM, said:

my facebook is pictures of me rolling in pussy.



Not gonna lie, I went and looked. This man speaks truth.
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Re: Job Interviews and Social Media

Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:55 PM

I have two Facebook accounts. One is a profile where I add pretty much anyone I know, and one is for relatives. Once, on the former, I added any person who added me, but as time goes on I only add people that I know. I don't add my work information on my Facebook too, and if you search my name, my relative Facebook account will be the one showing up. I've also ignored lots of "<name> says you worked with him/her on <company>". I don't want my work mixing in with personal stuff, and I don't want just anyone to have a look on my work history.

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Account for anyone:
- Don't post any work related stuff, ever. Even "Whoa! There's free coffee!" might have repercussions somewhere down the road.
- Don't add anyone you know, unless you're a celebrity, then go crazy.
- Don't post anything bad on your profile. Ever. If you have problems, go talk to your love one, family, friends, your shrink. Just don't take it on your wall. People will try to help you but we all know they just feel obliged or they have nothing better to do.

Account for relatives:
- Don't add anyone except your closest friends, relatives, family. Pretty much any person who you value in real life, they're in. But if not, don't add them.
- Still, don't add work related stuff. Relatives can be nosy.

Another suggestion: ditch Facebook once and for all. Try plain old human contact.

On another note, isn't it easier to find discriminating stuff on Twitter? People post all sorts of crazy stuff over there, even hating on people they don't know. Craaaaaaaaazy.
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Re: Job Interviews and Social Media

Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:09 AM

View PostfromTheSprawl, on 26 July 2012 - 08:55 PM, said:

Another suggestion: ditch Facebook once and for all. Try plain old human contact.

i prefer the middle ground where i do both.
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Re: Job Interviews and Social Media

Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:14 AM

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Suggestions:

Account for anyone:

This just seems.. tiring. Why not grow a pair and say "No.. I am not going to friend you on facebook"? Are people that concerned about confrontation and offending others?


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- Don't add anyone you know, unless you're a celebrity, then go crazy.

So who the hell gets in on the 'account for everyone'? Spamers?


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Another suggestion: ditch Facebook once and for all. Try plain old human contact.

I am unclear why this is an all or nothing situation. Why not a moderate approach?
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Re: Job Interviews and Social Media

Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

I found my job via a social media site, so, yeah.

And as far as my facespace goes, I only ever spend maybe a grand total of 5 mins a day on it. It's only as attention sucking as you make it. Me, personally, I just don't give a shit about other people's break-ups, meals, and favorite song lyrics. I just browse to see who got knocked-up/married that week.
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Re: Job Interviews and Social Media

Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:40 PM

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I just browse to see who got knocked-up/married that week.

I take it you don't have a TV then.

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Re: Job Interviews and Social Media

Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:49 PM

My friends generally aren't on tv, and they're older than 16.
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