It’s been years since people started saying, employers would go look at your Facebook. Those were not lies. They actually do.
But we are posting this, because there’s more to it.
According to a study from Northern Illinois University, the University of Evansville and Auburn University, your Facebook profile picture reveals your work performance as well. There is a significant relationship between the two.
One of the authors of the study, Don Kluemper stated that, “I don’t think a picture of someone holding a beer adversely affected them, but [a picture of you] being drunk in a ditch somewhere might be a negative”
Another study that was also preformed regarding Facebook. Evaluations were made from Facebook profiles and academic successes, and the results were astonishing. They were accurate predictors of GPAs (approximately I suppose,).
“We can predict academic success better than a standardized IQ test,” Kluemper says.
Of course, these research are still at its infancy stage. It is very likely that a lot of researches will be done regarding Facebook and the relationships to our actual person in the soon future.
I do believe the study itself. Whenever I see people posting drunk photos on Facebook, its not a one-time-thing. Did you realize they are always the same people for the past years? You would never see someone who have a productive life all of a sudden posting drunk pictures, ranting about their life at least several times/week, Maybe pictures of gatherings have a drink(but more classy!). But definitely not drunk pictures, you know what I mean.
Someone once said this to me, and I would like to share it, “I care about my online reputation more than my reputation in real life. In real life, unless you are going to video record everything I say and do, otherwise you got nothing on me, but online- whatever you say, stays online forever, whatever pictures you post, it stays there forever. Even if you deleted your photos off from Facebook, its not actually gone. It’s in Facebook’s servers.”
I don’t care about posting this and offending people, because, guess what? Only those who are productive would want to read,know, and learn more.
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