Why in 2015 do job applicants not hide their social media footprint?

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  1. dgray610

    dgray610 Well-Known Member

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    It's 2015 people get your shit together. You'd think by now job applicants who come to interview would be smart enough to make their social media footprint private.

    We've had some great candidates we had to turn down because they're all over facebook being sloppy drunk, making racist posts, in bra and thong with their booty and whole asshole hanging out all over instagram, etc. I don't bother telling them that's why they didn't get hired, but hopefully they eventually get a clue.

    How am I supposed to efficiently get things done when nothing but fools are applying for work?
     
  2. Boomer

    Boomer Who is your daddy and what does he do?

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    Racist posts? No big deal.
     
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    Let me be the first to say...

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  4. scoobyla

    scoobyla Well-Known Member

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    why do u care what they do off work
     
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    HPMikesLazyEYE Well-Known Member

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    I don't want someone that gets shit faced everynight to depend on showing up everyday on time. Sorry.
     
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    !!!kaboom!!! Well-Known Member Banned User

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    But if the person has zero social media presence you'd have to figure they are a loon, as well.
     
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    I have zero social media and zero pics of me on the net. What position are you hiring for? (just curious).
     
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    That's part of the reason I barely go on Facebook, and when I do I have an alias. (Besides the fact I just don't like Facebook.) I don't want people looking at my facebook when I am trying to get a job. Even if it's just stuff like how I'm a musician (which a lot of people associate as either being lazy, or not being dedicated to a day job), or it's my friends that are making goofy jokes and wasting time on there. I don't want to be associated with any of it. That stuff can not help you when looking for a job. It can only hurt you.

    A linkedin might be good though, as long as you just make it like a resume where you just highlight all your successes and make yourself look like a superstar candidate.
     
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    onefourthree Well-Known Member

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    If I was hiring I wouldn't think that. If that is what they think well I guess that's my tough luck.
     
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    It's for a leasing position at an upscale apartment community. I don't want a resident googling/facebooking/etc the new hire's name from the monthly newsletter and see their whole asshole hanging out, or them making racist jokes and posts. That could be a fair housing and general interaction nightmare.
     
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    Why not just lock down security settings on Facebook?
     
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    I see. Yeah, that could be a huge problem. I understand young/young-ish folks wanting to have fun and do what everyone else is doing but posting pics on the net that are less than flattering is really dumb. And that shit may stay on the net forever. People don't think of the consequences of their actions.
     
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    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

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    I hope my prospective employer will disregard the article on theDirty.com that calls me a coke addicted man whore that never pays his tab at titty bars.
     
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    sure
    but some drinkers can show up on time and do a good job, and some non-drinker can be late and be the worst employers ever
     
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    I don't really - but if you're not smart enough to keep your private life private ( drinking drugging nudity illegal activities ) and off the net I highly doubt you're smart enough to perform the duties for the job title .

    Here's a clue - the world really doesn't give a fuck if you can do that beer bong in 10 seconds .......they really don't .
     
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    Even that can possibly be overlooked. But when you're making Sambo jokes and things online, how do we know you'll treat minorities who come in for tours and stuff respectfully, and not have HUD up our ass? Or if you're on Instagram like Buffy the Body with your ass hanging out, we don't need creepers coming to the office to hit on you and stuff.
     
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    No no no. Why would you want a person like that working for you? No way. It's better to have somebody dull and boring than somebody you're not sure of.
     
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    It's great to be the boss
     
  19. Krinkle

    Krinkle What?

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    This.

    I'm a complete lunatic off the job, but a total pro while on the clock. It's none of your fucking business what I do after hours. I'm the boss, and I'd rather have a go getter partier, than some straight laced slow body. Go out, get money, repeat. Some of the worst employees I have ever had were bible thumpers. They bitched about EVERYTHING, and called out constantly. :mad:

    I do agree, that if looking for a job nowadays, lock down the social media. Corporate culture was cunty when I left it in the 90's, it's gotta be a douche flow now.

    Poor bastards.
     
  20. Krinkle

    Krinkle What?

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    It's the quiet ones that fuck you the hardest. Social media aside, you take a chance on ANYONE you hire.

    Two words. You're fired.
     
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