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Auburn researcher helps discover links between Facebook profiles, personality and job success

AUBURN – Employers commonly examine an applicant’s resume, cover letter, references and personality to evaluate how well the potential new employee may perform. Now, the applicant’s Facebook profile may play a key role as well, according to an Auburn professor.

Kevin Mossholder, a professor in the Department of Management in the College of Business, is one of three researchers who recently published a study linking Facebook profiles to job performance. Mossholder, along with lead researcher Don Kluemper of Northern Illinois University and Peter Rosen of the University of Evansville, conducted two studies of more than 500 students to find links of Facebook profiles with personality, hiring potential and job success.

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