Would You Give Your Facebook Password To a Potential Employer? (VIDEO)

Tell me the answer is no… PLEASE.  This screams invasion of privacy to me.

But it is apparently a trend. According to many recent published reports, it seems it has become increasingly common for a potential employer to do one of a few things: a) ask for your Facebook or other social media passwords, b) require you to ‘friend’ a member of the HR team or c) open your account while they stand over your shoulder for a look-see.

I don’t find any of these acceptable.  I have nothing to hide, but I don’t think an employer needs to know about every picture my child draws for me, every glass of wine I have with a friend, every weekend trip I take, every ANYTHING that I might choose to share with a specific, and select, group of people.  Not to mention, MY PASSWORD?  So, you can hop in to my account any time you wish?  I get chills just thinking about it.

I am PERFECTLY aware (and find it just fine) for you to monitor what I say in a public forum.  If you want to make sure I’m not bashing the company and/or behaving like a complete buffoon in a way that would embarrass YOU, my employer, so be it.

But what I do privately is off limits.

So, I have a serious problem – what about the people who NEED to take the jobs and can’t opt out of this absurdity?

Read more from Danielle on Strollerderby and her personal sites ExtraordinaryMommy and DanielleSmithMedia.
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