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donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Fri, 21st Aug '09 6:44 PM

UNEMPLOYED? READ THIS.

I was reminded today of the now popular habit of potential employers using Facebook and other net sites to obtain information on applicants. Things like posting obscenities, revealing photos, political extremes, etc. are possible reasons an application winds up in the shredder. If you know of anyone that has "interesting" posts of this nature and has resumes out they might want to check their blogs etc. and make a few changes/deletions.
Just thought I would mention this.
DD

osuzannacollage
Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Fri, 21st Aug '09 6:54 PM


My daughter made the Varsity Cheerleading squad again at her school, but she's had to drop out due to a back injury. At the annual pre-season Parents/Coach meeting, we were all advised to never post anything on Facebook or MySpace that isn't 100% Family Friendly. If a cheerleader posts unacceptable material, that is grounds for dismissal from the squad. Also, the coach advised us that Admissions personnel from universities and colleges search these websites.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Fri, 21st Aug '09 7:08 PM

I am on Facebook but I don't even have a photo. I have no questionable affiliations of my profile. Boy that is big brother to an extreme. I don't think it should be legal but it is on the internet so everyone has access to it.

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Fri, 21st Aug '09 7:32 PM

There is so much about internet usage that is untried by law as of yet. The internet needs a new set of laws because the ones that exist just don't fit. Your right to privacy seems laughable when you're posting yourself for the world to see. Yet you invite people in, would you invite a prospective employer or college? Is this a place they should look? Lots of questions and answers that need legislation not opinion.

It still boggles my mind that a grown woman/mother opened a my space account to harass a 13 or14 year old supposedly to keep a eye on her for her daughter. She posed as a young man with an interest in this young girl and then dropped her telling her the world was better off without her. The young girl killed herself that day. I'm sure she had some emotional problems anyway but not suicidal tendencies. No criminal charges ever stuck to this woman and she beat everything she ever was charged with in the long run because the laws don't fit. Some of you may have heard this story. For me, she's a murderer. Perhaps the law says otherwise. If so, it needs to be reviewed and tightened. A civil suit will take her money away, no other punishment will fall on her head. This woman is adamant she did nothing wrong. She's the devil incarnate.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,356056,00.html

If it doesn't work and you want to read it, google "my space suicide", you'll find it.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Sat, 22nd Aug '09 12:24 AM

One thing a lot of people don't realize with Facebook is that you can set your own privacy settings. It is possible to set it up where no one can see your profile unless they are your "friend." I can't control what people post on my wall. I'm not sure I'd want to work for anyone who would hold a profanity against me. Sounds like a sh***y thing to do.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Sat, 22nd Aug '09 1:32 AM

I think they are more looking for people who post pictures of themselves boozing it up, totally wasted, or making a total ass of themselves in some way, and then wondering if that is the person they feel is the best representative of their company. People who proudly and openly post those kinds of pictures of themselves, knowing full well they can be, and will be, seen by anybody, are probably not the brightest of individuals anyway.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sat, 22nd Aug '09 8:28 AM

Fudy, you can delete posts on your Facebook wall. The command isn't visible until you move your cursor over the upper right side of the post (it's a white space.) You can also edit or remove your own posts the same way.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Sat, 22nd Aug '09 12:53 PM

Thanks, Pepper, for the tip. I really don't spend much time on Facebook. I find it boring. There's more to do here.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 22nd Aug '09 1:30 PM

Except for that stupid Facebook Farmville game. At least nothing I grow there dies. I'm hopelessly addicted.

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Sat, 22nd Aug '09 5:13 PM

I see the Farmville game! I haven't played. You like it, huh? I see Mafia Wars as well. Maybe I'll try it.
Maureen


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