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All right so if you think FaceBook is nothing more than a way to you know waste little time -- you projecting.
That's part of the reason I don't do it much any more potential employers have been trolling FaceBook to check out job candidates for years.
Now a new study shows that face -- when used as a recruiting into law.
May actually be a stronger predictor -- someone's success on the job.
Interest thing let's talk to one of the researchers -- conducted this study Don Klemperer he's a professor of management at Northern Illinois University.
So you took a look at people's FaceBook pages.
I had some some folks evaluate them just -- to get a general sense of who this FaceBook poster it is right.
That's our work.
That's that's correct.
We we we want to assess personality profiles so there's a lot of management literature and psychology literature that.
That shows a personality.
Can -- can predict job performance.
There's also some literature that that says for example things that she writes your emails for example or your pictures.
Are predicts -- predictors of your personality.
We wanted to test to see if we can assess personality traits via FaceBook.
And -- see if those personality traits would would then be able to predict job performance and an academic success.
CN this team are raiders had to go look at -- at FaceBook page -- -- take a look at Johns FaceBook page boring.
Maybe that's what they got I can't I can only speculate so.
They looked at the page and what kind of raided some different parts of the quiz at same quiz that human resource department would give John if they -- Interviewing him for the job and you found that the quiz in the FaceBook raiders.
We're pretty close is that right.
That's right the the -- of face the graders spent five or ten minutes looking through.
Pictures in the different bad behaviors that people were engaging in the pictures the conversations that people have on the wall posts.
You know their their favorite books music all the information that's available on FaceBook.
Provided ratings for that those ratings correlated strongly with us -- he's a personality from a personality test we've all we've all heard stories about.
Young people especially who put stuff on their FaceBook pages you don't know drunken binges big parties -- ever.
Then they go out in the workplace and find out the -- is actually look at that stuff and they don't get jobs as a result.
Do those kinds of things hurt in in in your study.
Well that the traditional way that that employers are looking -- -- profiles and then first sort of disqualifying information.
So I've had a lot of questions about if someone is is say drinking and would would that disqualify them followed really depends on what we'll all be in that photo.
You know in your personal life it's a socially acceptable to to to drink and be social.
And that's not necessarily a bad thing now depending on what else is going on in that picture and and and how inebriated you might look and that might my -- a negative impression that person that's that's evaluating him.
I'm so it doesn't hurt as much as one might think.
-- -- from Northern Illinois University interesting stuff thanks.
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