Facebook Profiles: Accurate Indicator of Job Success?

A new study from the Northern Illinois University, the University of Evansville and Auburn University looked into how Facebook personality corresponds to work performance. Facebook-savvy HR researchers graded a sample of profiles according to the so-called Big Five personality traits (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism) and then six month later, compared the evaluations of the same sample’s work supervisors and found a strong correlation for traits including intellectual curiosity, agreeability and conscientiousness.

I always have appreciated the insight into personality and character that an online presence can give, so while you don’t necessarily have to “clean it up” or put on airs, you may want to think about how those traits are or aren’t reflected on your page.

(the full article can be found on Mashable)

Facebook Profiles: Accurate Indicator of Job Success?

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