"There is a reason why I keep my facebook set to private."Employers asking prospects for facebook passwords
More and more employers are asking for access to people's facebooks during interview phases."Justin Basset, a NYC statistician, had just finished answering a few character questions when the interviewer turned to her computer to search for his Facebook page. But she couldn't see his private profile. She turned back to him and asked him to hand over his login information."
"Companies that don't ask for passwords have taken other steps -- such as asking applicants to friend human resource managers or to log in to a company computer during an interview."I understand that whatever you put onto the internet doesn't truly go away. That it's possible for people to know everything that you've ever said online. That you should conduct yourself responsibly, just in case a future employer is watching.
I also understand that social media websites, such as Facebook, give the user an option to set their profiles to private.
It sickens me that companies are trying to circumvent that privacy awarded by sites like Facebook. There is a reason why my profile is set to private - so that only my friends and family will be able to search for me and interact with me on facebook.
I mean I understand the desire to know just who you're hiring. In that case, fine. Have at me. Google away. I'm sure you'll find out that I'm a highly opinionated person who has a lot to complain about in my spare time. But you will only learn that on pages where I have specifically allowed my information to be public, not from my goddamn private facebook.