Oct 13 Posted 5 years ago
There are numerous other ways to be found! As Nicky mentioned, use LinkedIn, blogs, your own web site and more to be found for job opportunities!
Oct 8 Posted 5 years ago
Indeed Why should anyone have to do this?
These articles pushing people to open up their personal profiles to the big wide world seem to miss a crucial point. And it is nothing to do with "having something to hide." It is that people do not WANT their profile open to the entire world (aka Public) or on Google - most especially employers, bosses, colleagues (who are not friends or people they know) et al., who can make judgements based on someone's personal life -which is just that - personal.
Most people on FB use it to connect and communicate with friends and family - exactly as AMy9 says - and deliberately keep their personal profile private. Why should they have to jump through hoops to make them public?
If you've been listening to the outcry over the recent Facebook changes you will know that they were mostly around the privacy settings - people do not want people they don't authorize or want to see what they post their Facebook profiles - and it is nothing to do with having anything to hide, they just do not care to share with them. I don't understand why they even have to caveat with "I have nothing to hide" - completely unecessary.
As it happens Facebook now has more (and dare I say better) privacy settings for users as long as they take the time to understand and set them up.
If employers etc want to find out what their future or current employees are doing - they can use Linked In which is geared for that. And if users want to have a more public profile on Facebook they can set up a Facebook Page - which is by public by default and better for marketing puposes. With the subscribe feature users also have the option to share only certain things publicly. And Tweets are all public by default unless it's a protected account.
Yes it's very easy to go into your Facebook profile and make everything public... fact is that most do not wish to, so they won't.
Oct 7 Posted 5 years ago
As a business owner I have a facebook page for business and one for fun, personal, and pleasure. Most of my customers that have liked my fb page on the business end also look me up on my personal page. I have nothing to hide, heck my pastors wife is one fo my friends and I have it clean...
Still I don't think that I want to share everything with everybody!
Oct 7 Posted 5 years ago
Why should anyone have to do this?
In my opinion, Facebook is for communicating and sharing things with my friends. I keep my Facebook very private and even though there's nothing untowards on there, it's still private and something I don't wish my employers to see. They don't need to know everything about me.
Linked in is for work related social media activities, and for that it does a fantastic job.
Google plus manages to integrate both, and if it ever actually takes off, perhaps it will do quite well at this.
But still, I have nothing to hide, and anyone who believes my Facebook profile being private means I'm trying to hide some deep, dark, secret needs to get a grip.
I just don't like sharing all my holiday pictures and in-jokes with the world.
(I know that facebook itself see's all this but that's an argument for another time)
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