Date of Award

Spring 5-2013

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis


Management and International Business

First Advisor

Bret Becton

Advisor Department

Management and International Business


Social media networking sites are an exceptionally popular resource of self-expression in modern society. They allow friends, families and lovers across the globe to connect and stay in touch with one another. It has become increasingly common for hiring employers to utilize these sites as job-screening platforms. This research will explore how sales employers specifically examine job candidates’ Facebook profiles. Furthermore it will examine whether or not they are discriminating against these applicants based on their Facebook content.

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Business Commons