Watch your profile pic

From Pacific Standard: “Having trouble landing a job interview, in spite of your impressive resume? Well, a factor you may not have considered could be hurting your chances: your Facebook profile photo. New research from Belgium finds that, all other things being equal, your central image on the ubiquitous social media site plays a significant role in whether a potential employer calls you in for a chat. Social networking websites ‘have disrupted hiring practices,’ writes Stijn Baert of Ghent University’s Department of Social Economics. ‘Job seekers should see the publicly available online information about them as an extension of their resume.’”

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