As per a study conducted at Old Dominion University in Virginia, a person’s Facebook profile can predict whether he/she will be good at the job or not. Researchers believe that a person’s caliber can be judged by looking at his/her Facebook profile pretty much accurate as self-reported personality tests.
Katelyn Cavanaugh, one of the study’s authors and a doctoral student at Old Dominion said:
“Not only can you find very current information on someone’s social media profile, but you can also access a record of that person’s past behaviour,”
“There is value in that; we cannot capture someone’s history in a single personality test,”
Richard Landers, an Old Dominion assistant professor and the study’s co-author believe that social networking profile gives more accurate description of a person and hence the information is more authentic than what a personality test.
“On self-report measures, applicants can generally figure out what the company wants them to be and answer to reflect that. On social media, that’s much harder,”
candidate’s Facebook profile can now predict whether they will be good at their job