Facebook post 1

Facebook post 1

image of daughter with mother and grandmother

Job recruiters are less likely to select candidates who appear to be too self-involved. In their study, Penn State researchers showed this Facebook image, along with two possible text posts, to job recruiters to gauge their likelihood of hiring the candidate. "Day 6 of my birthday week. I wouldn't usually post this bad of a picture, but my birthday week continues. Finally getting presents from Grandma. It's a great week to celebrate yours truly. I'm looking good at 22. My big brown eyes are still breaking hearts." vs. "Happy 84th Grandma. She's always been there for us!"

IMAGE: Michael Tews, Penn State