Linkedin currently has over 180 million users. Twitter has surpassed 500 million and Facebook recently reached 1 billion users! With these phenomenal statistics it is easily understood why Recruiters and HR Professionals are embracing Twitter and Facebook in addition to Linkedin. What is surprising is not the fact that a number of clients have been asked by recruiters, "Are you on Facebook?" but that they are unprepared to answer the question.
It is unlikely the recruiter asking the question is not already aware of the answer and instead is leading up to the real question, "Why are you not on Facebook?"
The following answers will not be well received:
- I don't like Facebook
- I have too many friends and relatives that are inappropriate on Facebook
- I lack the technical savvy to set up a profile
- I want to keep my personal life hidden
- I don't know what Facebook is