Klout Would Like Potential Employers To Consider Your Score Before Hiring You. And That’s Stupid. | TechCrunch
Let’s put it out there right now: I am personally not a fan of Klout, which ranks people based on their Internet interactions and engagement on services like Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. I have nothing against the company whatsoever, and this is a vertical that someone was going to get into sooner or later.However, I still feel like the whole concept is bunk.I came across a tweet by Klout CEO Joe Ferndandez the other day and it really bothered me:
Joe Fernandez @JoeFernandez Love this Salesforce job posting looking for someone with a Klout score above 35. ongig.com/jobs/Salesforc…27 Sep 12
This is something that I’ve feared for a long time, that companies would seriously consider a candidate’s Klout score before hiring them. I understand doing background checks to make sure that someone isn’t a convicted murderer and checking on a GPA to get an idea of how someone did in school. Fine, I get that. However, since nobody really knows how Klout scores are calculated, these numbers mean absolutely nothing to me.
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