According to: An article by UK site DailyMail, some are saying that not being on Facebook makes you suspicious.
'Facebook has become such a pervasive force in modern society that increasing numbers of employers, and even some psychologists, believe people who aren't on social networking sites are 'suspicious.'
The German magazine Der Taggspiegel went so far as to point out that accused theater shooter James Holmes and Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik have common ground in their lack of Facebook profiles.
On a more tangible level, Forbes.com reports that human resources departments across the country are becoming more wary of young job candidates who don't use the site.'Forbes posted a similar story. For some reason some HR managers think that hiring employees who are addicted to Facebook will be a boon for the company. Instead, I ask what will happen once these employees spend their time on Facebook instead of actually being productive? To be honest, I found the Forbes article poorly written. The truth of the matter is that if a person does not want to be on Facebook or any other (a)social networking site, they should not feel the need to be compelled to. There is nothing wrong with wanting to live a private life, or with not feeling the need to be 'connected' to an imaginary world (and most of what is on Facebook is 'imaginary' -- for example, most people see their lives in a different light than what truly exists).
Will not being on Facebook hurt my chances of getting a job?
I think that, while there is some talk in the media of some companies thinking that someone is suspicious for not being on Facebook, the truth is, these companies are probably few and far between. True, you may not get hired at Facebook if you don't have a Facebook account, and some other tech companies may wonder why you have not opted to be 'cool like everyone else'. However, I have never been asked at a job interview about my presence on Facebook, and I imagine that once I started working for a company, I would have to do a lot more than merely not be on Facebook for the company to part with me. Further, would I want to work somewhere where I was forced to be on Facebook? No, I will never trade my beliefs or ideals for a job. And that should say more about me as a person than not being hooked up to a site that will probably barely exist in ten years.
News stories like the one above come up from time to time. Facebook is a controversial issue to many, and one that people love to read about. It is apparent that the world is obsessed and addicted with Facebook, as can be seen with the sheer amount of media coverage, news articles, books, and other resources devoted to it. A huge segment of the population wants nothing to do with Facebook, and stories like these will only push people to join. Well, I won't be one of the ones to join, and I hope that many of my readers can resist as well.
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