Facebook profile picture affects hiring chances: study

Posted on 18th Jan 2016 | 1005 views

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Experts say that an impressive facebook profile picture may increase the chances of being hired. Researchers found that, Facebook profile picture affects their callback chances about as strongly as the picture on their resume. Now, employers search through social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn to find more information about the job candidate.

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The study found that the candidates with the most favorable Facebook profile picture received more positive responses compared to the candidate with the least favorable profile picture. The study also found that highly educated candidates screened more via facebook than the less educated.

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