This article was published on August 2011 in the Fast Company news paper . It was written by the journalist Kit Eaton . The tittle is « If you Apply for a Job , Censor your FB page » . The journalist speaks about the fact that social networks have both negative and positive effects on hiring .
An employer uses social networks such as Facebook to verify or check on an employee and decide if he or she could be hired or not . An employer makes a research on the internet about an employee for varoius reasos such as : to find out if the canditate puts racists, inapropriate or rude comments about a former collegue , if the candidate puts obscene photos of them , if the candidate is a drunkard or a drug addict . An employer can also verify if the job candidate has solid communication skills , writing skills etc... These elements allow the employeur to identify an employee on the image he or she shares on the Internet and also helps the employer to decide if the candidate is eligible to be hired or not . The journalist gives an example of a psychiatrist who did not hire a candidtae after going through the profile of the person on the social network page.
Lately the social networks took a very big importance while hiring candidates by the companies , but to me it does not seem to be a good thing because an employer can through the personnal life of an employee and thus destroy his or her career .
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