posted on May, 9 2016 @ 12:01 PM
So I was listening to the news the other day and they were talking about employment, how to find jobs, what to do to make yourself seem appealing and
how to sell yourself to where you are trying to get a job.
One of the things they focused HEAVILY on was your social media. According to the experts about 95% of employers will do a background check of sorts
on you through google, twitter / facebook etc. If they see questionable posts and stuff you may be passed over for someone else..
But here is the thing that is BS.
If you are NOT on social media, and have no online presence at all, employers see this as a HUGE RED FLAG and will just delete your resume /
application. Apparently they see it as someone trying to hide something nefarious or at best that you are completely incompetent with technology.
I have never used social media with my real name. I'm old school, I use alias's and don't voluntarily make everything about my public info. I
believe in privacy, and as a webmaster and someone who knows tech I know bout metadata etc. I know that they sell your metadata to other 3rd party
companies and that things you upload to the social media networks can actually be used without your permission, say they want to use your face or your
kids face in some ads and they make money off it. Anyways, I know all about that type of stuff and was never interested in social media in the
beginning either because I saw the big picture of how Social Media can actually harm you, especially if you use your real name.
Well, now, apparently, I would be considered unemployable due to the fact that I am a ghost online. No civilians or companies would be able to find
information on me because I don't exist online as my real self. We haven't even mentioned skills or education or talent, just the fact that they
can't find you online is enough to say no thanks to your application.
This is huge discrimination if you ask me and should be illegal. I believe in privacy and know how making your info public is a security risk, but
unless you do that now then you are not longer considered for a job - therefore you are DISABLED, as in not able to get a job. Sure it's from
companies and people discriminating against you based on the fact that you believe in privacy, but it is now a disability.
This is messed up stuff if you ask me, what do you all think about this? I'm not looking for a job myself right now, I've been self employed for 4
years after accidentally creating a decent business online by messing around and learning new tech / coding by myself. I'm pretty smart and learn
best on my own, but If things ever tank I have no references as I'm my own boss and nobody would ever look at my application anyways because I don't
Nobody out there called it a disability, I am calling it that because that's what it is, I wonder when this will be recognized by our governments.
Almost everyone has some presence online, but a small few like myself do not, therefore we are also minorities, and this is discrimination against