It is a well known fact that Human Resources look at LinkedIn and Facebook profiles of candidates. I however do not have a Facebook account.
I tried Facebook, but didn't like the website and how people were using it so I just deleted my account. Needless to say Facebook is as unprofessional as it gets and people do typically not use this tool in a professional context. Pictures of parties etc. are more typical Facebook content.
I believe that the HR looks at Facebook page to see if you are too unprofessional and eliminates candidates that way - or on the other hand it could be seen as a bonus for candidates to look professional on Facebook.
They could assume that if someone do not have a Facebook account, it is because they have something to hide, and have deleted their account. Does such a thing happen? Could having a "blank" Facebook account with almost nothing on it help me to get a job?