re: 5 Social Blunders Job Hunters Must Avoid
Is there ANY evidence that organizations which emphasize the use of social networks see increased productivity/profitability/ANYTHING positive? I ask this question openly, but I must admit that I am EXTREMELY dubious at the workplace value of Facebook et al. Facebook got its start right as I started college, and it always seemed to me that Facebook's primary use was to distract yourself from getting actual work done or acquiring new skills or knowledge, in other words, the business of college. The work I have done since starting my career has (thankfully) involved absolutely zero social media, so perhaps in the intervening years something useful has come out of it, but again, I remain doubtful. Certainly if I did the hiring for my organization, I would value a candidate's intelligence and competence far more than his or her devotion to spending an hour or two each day cultivating a social network "professional persona".