Sunday, June 22, 2014

New Offering for Job Seekers: Fewer Embarrassing Social Media Photos - NYTimes.com

Signs of the times

"While Social Sweepster can help you screen some pictures that might be associated with your identity online, how many people will actually be willing to pay for it? The argument has recently been advanced that oversharing has become the cultural norm, and businesses can no longer afford to screen out employees whose Facebook profiles are pasted with pictures of collegiate revelry because everyone does it.

Mr. McGrath was unfazed by that argument.

“If you spent all this money on a college education and you’ll spend $5 on a coffee, why not prevent the slightest chance that a potential employer will be upset?” he said. “We’re providing additional insurance.”

And in an era where some parents are going as far as accompanying their young adult offspring to job interviews, it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine that he might be right."
New Offering for Job Seekers: Fewer Embarrassing Social Media Photos - NYTimes.com
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