Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2006

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Theses & dissertations (Interdisciplinary)

Major

Information Assurance

First Advisor

Sree Nilakanta

Abstract

Recently, the Internet has become a potential tool for employers to use during the hiring process with recruitment and selection. Online personalized resources like: blogs, personal websites, online portfolios, and social networking sites have opened the doors to a whole new medium for gathering information on potential employees.;The purpose of this study is to explore to what extent content from an online self reported profile, Facebook, influences companies hiring decisions. The study attempts to uncover what information on a Facebook profile is meaningful or useful to a company and if this information is used to infer or assess an individual's lifestyle or personality.;One hundred companies were selected from participants who recruited at the Iowa State University Fall 2006 Career Fair. Each participant was asked to voluntarily fill out a questionnaire. From those companies sampled, 30% of them use Facebook to lookup potential employee candidates.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-3236

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Jason Decker

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1439933

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

74 pages

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