Facebook credentials during an interview...
Seriously, what is this world coming to?
Based on this story, among others online, would you give your Facebook, and Twitter credentials for that matter, to someone during an interview?
What could a company achieve by viewing my Facebook and Twitter info?
I don't even use Facebook, but...
- 03-21-2012, 07:22 AM #2
Nope, but if I absolutely had to in order to secure a specific job, I would allow them to peruse the tweets of my secondary account where the subject is mostly sports and tech related. There is no way I'd give them access to my primary & protected Twitter account where I'm very active politically. As for Facebook, I deactivated that account years ago because I never really warmed up to it. Furthermore, everyone wanted a friend request just to be nosy.
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- 03-21-2012, 07:28 AM #3
- 03-21-2012, 07:50 AM #4
- 03-21-2012, 08:06 AM #5
I would refuse. What's my legal recourse if I am not extended a job offer because of something I posted on Facebook? Employers are permitted to do background checks. That should be good enough.
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- 03-21-2012, 09:43 PM #6
Under no circumstance would I give such info. Job or not. There is no way that's not illegal and it's also a violation of the terms of service. I've made myself pretty hard to find but should an employer find me I also make it hard to add me or see/circumvent my photos to do that "report inappropriate picture" thing to see all your pics.
If Facebook would allow me to make myself completely impossible to find, like it used to, that would be ideal.
- 03-22-2012, 07:47 AM #8
i dont have a FB, twitter, or involve myself in any other "social" app similar to those. I never did agree with the whole FB thing. Now does a perspective employer have the right to your password to check up on you?!? hellz no !! I've heard of this being done and personally i feel what you do on your OWN time should not reflect how the employer views you or your work ethic while employed with that company IF your doing your job as you should be. But unfortunately, this is what this world is coming to.
Now, on another note -- this FB could go a different route, reason being depending on WHO is emplyoing you. ie. fbi, cia, government etc. At that point then hiding a FB would be pointless, lol. They're gonna find out any and all dirt on you regardless--and if you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to worry about.
thats my take on the whole sitch. overall i don't agree with giving out the pw for your personal fb. period.
On a side note, I want to be like you Pink, and not be on any social media website. I don't use Facebook anymore, and Twitter is slowly getting on my last nerve. It is not like it used to be when it was first released. It is all about advertising and people promoting this and that...
- 03-22-2012, 08:19 AM #10
Best policy for me is to assume that nothing online is ever truly private.
- 03-22-2012, 08:25 AM #11
- 03-22-2012, 09:35 AM #12
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- 03-22-2012, 12:28 PM #13
I can sort of see their point. If you're interviewing for a position that requires you to keep your nose clean both at work and off work, they're looking to see what you do in your spare time. I watched Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team on CMT this past fall. A few of the girls got let go from the squad for naked photos they had on Facebook or photos that showed them next to a bong or something. When you're in a job like working for the DCC where you're constantly in the limelight, a friend posting a photo of you in a bikini while grinding a light post can be career ending.
However, that being said, I do believe a person is entitled to their privacy. If someone wanted mine, I'd tell them to go lick a goat.
- 03-22-2012, 02:55 PM #15
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- 03-23-2012, 01:15 PM #20
I can see some HR person asking people to reveal Facebook/Twitter userIDs/passwords as a test at the behest of an IT department to see how an applicant reacted... I'd be more inclined to consider someone for a job if they told me to go lick a goat when asked for userID/password info instead of handing them over...
- 03-23-2012, 01:37 PM #21
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- 03-23-2012, 02:29 PM #22