Facebook users about to join the work force for the first time: The photo above is not a wise choice for your profile picture on Facebook (and probably shouldn’t be posted at all, but that’s another argument for another day), and you should probably examine its privacy settings in order to ensure that no potential employers see it.
Women are caught in a no-win situation when it comes to their photos on Facebook and other social networks, according to a new study from Oregon State University, which found that sexy and revealing photos may cost them job opportunities, while more conservative images could lead to less attention from potential suitors.
How are recent college graduates using Facebook to help them tackle the challenges they are facing? The social network teamed up with research agency Firefly Millward Brown to conduct in-depth research on “a small number of participants.”
Should job recruiters incorporate Facebook into their social recruiting efforts? The answer is an emphatic yes, according to Work4 Labs, a major player in that field, and Work4 Labs illustrated why, in infographic form.
Facebook appears to be testing a feature aimed at improving its usefulness in the social recruiting sector, allowing users to indicate that they are currently unemployed after they add information to their work histories.
Is it possible to put a number on how well companies use social and mobile recruiting? Yes, according to Facebook recruiting solution Work4 Labs, which introduced online tool Social Recruiting Score Tuesday.
With more and more people accessing the Internet via mobile devices, smartphones and tablets have become integrated into the job recruiting process, as well, and Facebook social recruiting solution Work4 Labs examined just how strong that integration is becoming.
Here’s a warning to the 57 percent of the 500 juniors and seniors in college polled by social media reputation-protection utility Persona who do not believe they have inappropriate content on Facebook: 69 percent of job recruiters have rejected candidates based on content found on Facebook and other social networks.
Graph Search is a way to explore Facebook’s wide array of information about people. Considering the huge amount of information Facebook has about people — what they’re interested in, books they read, restaurants they like, etc. — it’s surprising that the company has taken this long to create a social graph-enabled search engine. Better late than never!