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HireScores.com Recruitment ForumCandidates, Job Seekers, Employees, Consultants & Contractors CentreYour experiences (Moderator: HireScoresMark)Social network profile question
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Jonathan
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« on: January 23, 2010, 05:31:00 PM »

Have you or do you know anybody that's been asked if you have a profile on a social networking site at an interview?
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 06:01:57 PM »

Good question. I haven't but then I haven't had an interview since social networking sites really took off.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 01:30:44 PM »

In a polite way I'd probably ask why they were asking? I don't see it has anything to do with a job.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 02:35:57 PM »

yes it bloody well does!

If they have a Facebook account they could be messing about with that instead of working.
Obviously in any event if you are asked it would be best to say
"No I don't, I have better things to do with my spare time like..........................."  (Posting on Hire Sores and slagging off recruitment agencies!)
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011, 06:43:47 PM »

Having a Facebook profile has nothing to do with applying for a job.

Not all jobs have internet access if they do Facebook can easily be blocked.

I assume this question was originally talking about nosey bosses who want to see if a candidate has any stupid pictures of themselves at a stag event or whatever.
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2011, 06:56:12 PM »

I think the op was talking about linkedin, a totally different kettle of fish.

A Linkedin profile is far more informative than a cv and is (or should be) only about your professional side.

I've got one and have made some pretty good contacts from it if I find myself wanting to bypass recruiters one day.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 08:31:49 AM »

By pass recruiters one day?  You should be doing it now if you can!
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2011, 10:57:55 AM »

I meant if I find myself looking for work, but I wouldn't just not use an agency on principle.  Wherever or whoever has the work.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2011, 02:45:13 PM »

Trouble is those WITH JOBS that are doing the hiring are too LAZY to advertise and sift through the applications.
My CV was passed on by a company HR dept and I only got an interview after an agency put me forward.

Hell - they cant even be bothered to tell you you haven't got the job after an interview.
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