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Facebook and the Likes

Facebook and the Likes

Author -  Vicki Kenny

Facebook and the likes…

Camps don't mind seeing you dressed up

Don’t know if you’ve seen the movie The Social Network yet, or is it just Social Network? 

 

Anyway – what I found interesting was where the name Facebook came from. What the Universities over in America had were online or printed ‘Facebooks’ which were basically student listings with a photo.

Of course that was how Facebook the social network caught on so quickly – that and the fact it was exclusive to Harvard initially.
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So – Facebook has been around in America since 2003 – in some ways they have been using it alot longer than us Kiwis, so it’s natural for potential employers to look an potential employee up on Facebook before hiring.

What else you need to consider is – the drinking age in America is 21 and it’s strictly enforced, and under age drinking and drink driving is frowned upon – you go to jail, not like here. The other thing to think about is most Americans follow a faith of some kind – be it Jewish religion or Christianity.

They – as a country are alot more religious than us Kiwis.
So – when a camp sees your Facebook page and it’s all about you drinking, getting pissed, photos of you drinking, swearing on your wall, sexual references, they get offended and think – hmmmmm is this person really going to be the role model I am looking for for our campers (aged 5-15).

Also – they don’t know we can drink from a much younger age here – so any reference to drinking is thought of as ‘breaking the rules’ – therefore you’ll be more likely to break the rules at camp.

And there are lots of rules at camp. If you break them – and it’s a serious one – you’ll be sent home. On the spot.

The Americans that do know about our drinking age – still think you’ll be tempted to get drunk while over there – therefore not only breaking the law – but the rules.. there’s those pesky rules coming up again.

Camps have to have rules… you can understand – a whole bunch of strangers having to work together as a team for 9 weeks… they can’t afford to have rules broken – the whole camp would go into chaos. It’s not like a normal NZ job where – 3 strikes and you’re out – ie you get two warnings – nope. This is serious America – no NZ employment law stands over there. In America anyone can fire anyone for what ever reason.

But I am not trying to scare you – just tying to point out the difference. Basically – you get told the rules at the beginning of camp – don’t break ‘em and you’ll be sweet!

ahhhh – I digressed, Facebook – make your page/wall etc private but even better have a wonderful example of you and what a good role model you are on your Facebook page – and don’t hide it – then you will get hired for sure.

…. one more thing… all the texting that happens each day means some people fill out a job application with such incorrect grammar and punctuation – please everyone – this is a job application – how you present you and your application does matter.

how wld u feel if i write th blg like thus and even worse make speeling and typinng errooos all da way thru. ??

You’ll probably get a good laugh out of that – I can’t write like that if you paid me to!

Vicki

remember – we are not doing all this to be a pain the arse – It’s Our Mission to Get You Placed.

Facebook and the Likes

Don’t know if you’ve seen the movie The Social Network, or is it just Social Network? Anyway – what I found interesting was where the name Facebook came from.

Facebook and the likes…

Camps don't mind seeing you dressed up

Don’t know if you’ve seen the movie The Social Network yet, or is it just Social Network? 

 

Anyway – what I found interesting was where the name Facebook came from. What the Universities over in America had were online or printed ‘Facebooks’ which were basically student listings with a photo.

Of course that was how Facebook the social network caught on so quickly – that and the fact it was exclusive to Harvard initially.
CANZ-Instagram-fair.png

So – Facebook has been around in America since 2003 – in some ways they have been using it alot longer than us Kiwis, so it’s natural for potential employers to look an potential employee up on Facebook before hiring.

What else you need to consider is – the drinking age in America is 21 and it’s strictly enforced, and under age drinking and drink driving is frowned upon – you go to jail, not like here. The other thing to think about is most Americans follow a faith of some kind – be it Jewish religion or Christianity.

They – as a country are alot more religious than us Kiwis.
So – when a camp sees your Facebook page and it’s all about you drinking, getting pissed, photos of you drinking, swearing on your wall, sexual references, they get offended and think – hmmmmm is this person really going to be the role model I am looking for for our campers (aged 5-15).

Also – they don’t know we can drink from a much younger age here – so any reference to drinking is thought of as ‘breaking the rules’ – therefore you’ll be more likely to break the rules at camp.

And there are lots of rules at camp. If you break them – and it’s a serious one – you’ll be sent home. On the spot.

The Americans that do know about our drinking age – still think you’ll be tempted to get drunk while over there – therefore not only breaking the law – but the rules.. there’s those pesky rules coming up again.

Camps have to have rules… you can understand – a whole bunch of strangers having to work together as a team for 9 weeks… they can’t afford to have rules broken – the whole camp would go into chaos. It’s not like a normal NZ job where – 3 strikes and you’re out – ie you get two warnings – nope. This is serious America – no NZ employment law stands over there. In America anyone can fire anyone for what ever reason.

But I am not trying to scare you – just tying to point out the difference. Basically – you get told the rules at the beginning of camp – don’t break ‘em and you’ll be sweet!

ahhhh – I digressed, Facebook – make your page/wall etc private but even better have a wonderful example of you and what a good role model you are on your Facebook page – and don’t hide it – then you will get hired for sure.

…. one more thing… all the texting that happens each day means some people fill out a job application with such incorrect grammar and punctuation – please everyone – this is a job application – how you present you and your application does matter.

how wld u feel if i write th blg like thus and even worse make speeling and typinng errooos all da way thru. ??

You’ll probably get a good laugh out of that – I can’t write like that if you paid me to!

Vicki

remember – we are not doing all this to be a pain the arse – It’s Our Mission to Get You Placed.

Facebook and the Likes

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