I am new to this forum. I apologize if this topic may have been discussed in another area. I did a search and could not find what I am seeking.
I volunteer as advise women at the local University. One of the items that falls into what I advise on is programming for seniors (career advice, resume workshops, mock interviews, etc).
For the past couple of years, I have been standing on my soapbox about how these women MUST clean up their Facebook profiles. They do not seem to get why it is important. I often hear, "How could someone they are not connected to view their profile if they are using a particular security setting on Facebook?" If anyone has a good answer for this, I would really appreciate it. The "anyone can hack" answer is not cutting it anymore.
In addition, I would like to hear if, as a hiring manager or recruiter, have researched potential candidates on Facebook and what the results have been ... esp. pertaining to college students.
If anyone knows how a "bad" Facebook profile effects a student's chances of getting into graduate school, that would be greatly appreciate, too.
I have listened to the podcasts and they are good place to start. What I am seeking is information from people who visit this forum.
Communication skills: Has anyone began to notice that recently graduated students have a difficult time with written communication skills, in particular emails? Do you think that since this group of students have grown up communicating with each other via text messaging has anything to do with this? What do you think? Do you know of any resources to help educate college students to communicate better via written word and how to tailor their communication to the individual who is receiving the message?
I appreciate all of your help!