Posted on Sep 23, 2014
CW3 Dylan E. Raymond, PHR
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SFC Mark Merino
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It's smart. I research anyone my daughter is interested in, so it's fair game.
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CW3 Dylan E. Raymond, PHR
CW3 Dylan E. Raymond, PHR
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James that is correct even in the interview process the companies are using behavioral based questioning because there is some correlation to past behavior and future performance. Do not think it is a science as much as a art to hiring and choosing the right person.
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MSG Wade Huffman
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Whether one agrees with the practice or not is irrelevant, the fact of the matter is that employers are looking at your social media 'footprint' more and more every day. The best advise is to assume that ANYTHING you post on the web will be forever linked directly to you in perpetuity, and the consequences of those posts will forever follow you.
One of the best things about being 'older' in today's society is that most of us did the majority of our stupid stuff before the days of the internet, cell phones, and digital photography. :)
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CW3 Dylan E. Raymond, PHR
CW3 Dylan E. Raymond, PHR
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That is correct because once it is published on social media have exposed you to world wide eyes. Think about what you write....they always say if you if is okay for grandma to read then it is okay.

They even have the military personnel assigned to monitor social media.
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CW3 Dylan E. Raymond, PHR
CW3 Dylan E. Raymond, PHR
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Sometimes one does not think of their consequences until weeks, months years after the hit the send button and wade like you said it will forever be linked to them.
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LTC Paul Labrador
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I think it's a tool to use, but shouldn't be the only determinant of whether you hire someone (unless it's something that is totally outrageous and would put your business at risk). If the applicant has the skills you are looking for and understands that personal life will not impact their professional career, I don't think it really matters.
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CW3 Dylan E. Raymond, PHR
CW3 Dylan E. Raymond, PHR
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I think it is a good tool to use. Companies are willing today to hire for fit over skill. Why bring in a highly skilled employee that will kill the spirit of the existing team. Just not worth it from a long term cost standpoint.

In some cases your personal life will have a direct impact on your professional career. Just like a servicemember is held to a high standard and subject to UMCJ actions 24/7/365. Look at the NFL situation that has been in the media in the last year. The media has a right to protect the brand and each of us has a right to build and protect our brand because whether accepted or not we each have a brand.

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