Facebook Profiles Can Predict Job Performance


Hello harried job-hunter!

Here’s another reason for recruiters to be nosing through your Facebook page: Academic studies from Northern Illinois University, the University of Evansville, and Auburn University suggest that your Facebook profile can predict on-the-job performance.

Researchers say they found a strong correlation between job performance and Facebook profiles that had previously been scored for traits like conscientiousness, agreeability, and intellectual curiosity.

If the academic studies are correct, Facebook could become a job-screening tool, actually taking away the ability to create a fake personality for interviews that doesn’t match a candidates typical behavior. 

More details at Gawker and The Wall Street Journal.

2 thoughts on “Facebook Profiles Can Predict Job Performance”

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