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Suit Vs Tee-shirt is an analysis of formality/informality in business.  New methodologies clashing with tried-and-true mentalities create conflict for the modern business and employee.  Here, I attempt to dissect various aspects of that clash.

A recent post about the Facebook Timeline brings up a very important issue about  our new age of Social Media.  As an extension of our resume, employers have access to Google.  Almost each and every one of us will have some form of unique footprint on any search engine – articles, profiles, comments we’ve left.  Suddenly, tools that were personal extensions of ourselves online are being scrutinized by employers.  Traditional wisdom says that we should curate our online avatars.  But this brings up an interesting question:  Do we want to be hired by companies that expect automatons?  Should the individual change their online presence?  Or should companies begin to change their visions of employees from dollar signs to humans?

SUIT: It’s All a Resumé

THE IDEA:  The first position here is that everything we do online is a massive extension of our resume.  Facebook pictures, twitter posts, Google+, are all a part of a resource that your potential employer will check and attempt to glean information from.  Thus, just as you would curate your resume to present your best face, you should curate your online presence.

IN REALITY:  It’s definitely true that we’re scrutinized by our potential employers online.  Many thorough HR departments will do extensive research for important positions.  They’ll turn first to websites like LinkedIN as they will hold the most relevant information, but the attention will soon turn to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

PROS:  Hirability by major, established companies.  Appearance of normative behavior.  Safe.
CONS:  Time and effort put in to curating profile.  Socially awkward to interact with friends in this way.

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