Ok, so I feel like I might be one of the last under-30-year-olds on earth without a Facebook account.
I've mainly resisted because I'm just a very private person, but lately I've been reconsidering. I'm starting an RN program in the fall; at orientation they had students who had just finished their first year come talk to us and all seemed to be very enthusiastic about how useful the class Facebook page was. Also, as an introvert I've never been great in the friend-making department and if I'm being totally, pathetically honest I guess I'm afraid of feeling sort of generally left out as well.
I guess what I'm asking is:
1) Do you feel like connecting with classmates on Facebook was genuinely helpful to you as a nursing student?
2) Is it true that employers look at Facebook when hiring? I'd never post drunken photos or friend patients or anything stupid like that, but would not
having a Facebook page be some sort of a red flag?
Any insight would be appreciated, thanks!
I have been big into facebook for a few years and it has been an invaluable networking tool for my bulldog rescue activities. I already set up a page for my college nursing class of 2015.I will post cartoons, study tips, etc., but not too much. It's a tool for the other students to use. As far as future employers, I think LinkedIn has become the big networking tool.
Last edit by LoriBSN2b on Jun 20, '13
: Reason: Specify "my college" facebbook