Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’
Have you ever Googled yourself? Come on, ‘fess up.
We all should do it to see what recruiters find when they search our names. Plus, it’s a way to scan anything questionable and monitor your online presence. Similar to auditing photos on Facebook when you get tagged, it’s always wise to manage your social media sites.
There’s No Place Like the Office? Facebook Set to Build Cushy Housing Community Near Its Headquarters
Have you ever had one of those nights? You know, the clock strikes 10 p.m., then 11 and you’re still working on deadline only to secretly wish there was a mattress underneath your desk.
Well, if you work for Facebook you won’t have to go far to commute home. That is, per The Wall Street Journal, the social network announced it’s developing a 394-unit housing complex within walking distance of its Menlo Park, Calif. office.
We hear the apartment building complex nameed Anton Menlo will include a sports bar, doggy day care, on-site cafe, convenience store, bicycle repair shop, resort-inspired pool, spa and cabana area (really?!). Plus, there will be an indoor/outdoor wellness and yoga facility along with a training facility offering personal training. Read more
This just in…if employers think scanning Facebook profiles to screen job applicants is a good idea, they may want to reconsider.
According to a new study from North Carolina State University, companies may have a misunderstanding of online behavior and may be eliminating viable job seekers.
Researchers tested 175 participants to examine personality traits employers seek such as conscientiousness, agreeableness and extraversion. Essentially researchers looked at subjects’ Facebook behavior to see which actions were associated with certain personality traits. Read more
Whether you’re online all day or hop onto Facebook on your work computer just to quickly peruse your newsfeed, lawmakers are cracking down, as per a piece on U.S. News & World Report,
Social media privacy laws have been introduced or they’re pending in 35 states, says the National Conference of State Legistlators. That’s not all — since this past January, five states (Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Washington), implemented legislation that makes it prohibitive for employers to access employees’ social media passwords.
That said, there are some loopholes. For instance, per the piece there’s a new law in Utah that allows employers to request employees’ passwords for Facebook or Twitter when the tech device has been supplied by or paid for by the company. Whether it was paid by the employer in whole or in part, the law still applies. Read more
At Newsweek Daily Beast’s fourth annual Women in the World Summit, Tina Brown said the glass ceiling is a “luxury” compared to the atrocities women in the rest of the world face, like the honor killings in Pakistan and the tens of thousands of rapes in Syria.
In her opening remarks Thursday at New York’s Lincoln Center, Brown gave credit to Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg for “starting the conversation” about the lack of female leaders in business with her buzzed-about book Lean In. However, she stressed, there is still much work to be done.
“Leaning in can only be a part of the strategy. Leaning in works only in places where women are close enough to reach their rightful goals,” said Brown.
“Our mission at this summit isn’t just to lean in, but to lean ON — lean ON corporations to change the pitiful representation of women in board rooms, lean ON prosecutors to commit to end rampant sexual violence, lean ON the courts in Latin America to put an end to punitive violence against women, lean ON the pimps who sell girls for sex and the johns who buy them, lean ON the clerks of all religions who condone or turn a blind eye to the abuse of women and deny their fundamental rights, lean ON brothers who murder their sisters in so-called honor killings, lean ON entire governments to safeguard the rights and well-being and free up the economic potential of all their citizens. Lean ON.”
Facebook announced their new graph search and immediately users started thinking about their entire history on the site. Well, when it comes to job hunting or upward mobility in your career, there are a few things to keep in mind.
For starters, like companies you may want to work for. Get schooled on what’s going on in their company and remember there’s someone powering their social media engine, even though they may be in PR instead of HR, it’s a great way to connect to get your foot in the door.
Secondly, Complete your work history. (Yes, this means from back in the day). Recruiters frequently search by keyword such as their company’s competitor. Read more
Social media has revolutionized the way recruiters search for talent, which means job seekers need to make sure their profiles are tuned to perfection. After all, you never know when the right person will stumble across your LinkedIn page at the right time. In the latest Mediabistro feature, career experts and seasoned freelancers tell how to get the most out of social media profiles during the job search. One thing you can include is:
Charity work and professional affiliations
Even if it doesn’t relate to the media biz, fulfilling work you do outside of a paying job can be a great conversation starter. Plus, you never know if the person scoping out your profile knows someone involved in that organization. So, if you spend Sundays tutoring kids at the local community center or helping your child’s PTA organization, include it on your profile.
Likewise, listing professional groups you belong to is a good idea because it builds credibility. (It’s the perfect chance to list those organizations that you pay to belong to just so you can list them on your resume!)
Read more in What Job Seekers Should (and Shouldn’t) Include on Their Social Media Profiles. [subscription required]